Odd Jobs: How Bouncing Souls Bassist Bryan Kienlen Came to Own a Tattoo Shop When Not On Tour

Tattooers and musicians have been connected at least since Janis Joplin was publicly inked by Lyle Tuttle in April 1970 — six months before her death. But while rock stars have spent plenty of hours in tattoo shops over the decades, few of them actually took the plunge into the industry itself.

Bryan Kienlen of the Bouncing Souls is one of those artists. After beginning his passion for tattoos back in the late 1980s, Kienlen spent some time away from the industry while touring with the New Jersey punks. In 2010, once the Souls had evolved into more of a part-time endeavor, the veteran bassist returned to his

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