Characters of Carmel Headline: Meet Chris “Stoffer” Moore 

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Commentary by Shelly Gattlieb

As a third-generation artist, Chris “Stoffer” Moore was first recognized for his creative talents in kindergarten. In junior high school, he started collecting tattoo magazines and watching tattoo reality shows. He has now been working as a professional tattoo artist for a decade and has been at Carmel Tattoo for nearly three years. 

Stoffer attended the Art Institute of Indianapolis, concentrating on graphic design and now has an extensive tattoo portfolio. He describes his style as a unique blend of neotraditional and realism, and he specializes in cover-up work on a range of surgery scars to previous tattoos. Stoffer is the middle child of five and a father to a 17-year-old daughter.

Biggest inspiration: His father and his father’s artwork

Interests: Video games and anime

High school sports played: Football and basketball

Favorite things about Carmel: Aesthetics of the city, roundabouts, statues and restaurants

Believes in: Aliens

Change he would make: Increase funding for PBS

Best feature: Dreadlocks

Favorite game: Pictionary

Dream tattoo clients: Young Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson and Bob Ross

Guilty pleasure: Caramel drinks from Starbucks

Listening to: Local podcast about fountain pens 

Celebrity crush: Rosario Dawson

Collects: Zippo lighters

Will never understand: The trend of Crocs

Do you know an interesting character who lives, works or worships in Carmel? Send suggestions to sgattlieb.currentincarmel@gmail.com


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