As a native to the Mankato area, Kelly Bunde spent the first part of her career as a professional graphic designer. Her skills as an illustrator translated well into her work as a professional tattooer, drawing custom pieces for each client.
Kelly started tattooing in 2010, and was drawn towards detailed, bold color work. Her style has since been transformed into large scale patterns, drawing from mandala, henna, and sacred geometry sources to create a style of her own. Aside from her speciality work she loves to tattoo anyone and everyone, well known for being able to take any idea and customize it for the client.
Kelly is currently working in Mankato, MN at Mecca Tattoo at 115 S Broad St. Please email her at with inquiries, and include: description, size and placement info, budget, and any reference photos. You can also call the shop at 507.720.0040 where our receptionists can help you with general questions.
Brandon Henderson, born and raised in Northern California, began tattooing in 2003 in Redding, CA. In 2007 Brandon and his wife moved to Nashville, TN, meeting Chris St. Clark shortly thereafter and helped him build Kustom Thrills into one of the most successful shops in Nashville. Brandon has since opened Dead Ahead Tattoo, in the bustling West End of Nashville, TN. Growing up on the West Coast he draws much of his artistic inspiration from the skateboard and American Traditional kulture. While he embraces American Traditional values he respects all facets of tattoo culture. Brandon prides himself on excellent customer service and expert tattooing.
DEAD AHEAD TATTOO CO., 2916 WEST END AVENUE, NASHVILLE, TN, 37203, UNITED STATES
Jonny Lashley is a visual artist born and raised in the Nashville are. Jonny has been tattooing for more than 14 years now and has been a highly productive 2D artist since adolescence. Jonny draws inspiration from many places; classic tattoo disciplines like traditional Americana and Japanese traditional as well as fringe, comic, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy art and themes. Jonny's multiple influences make for a very original process and product overall.
Dead Ahead Tattoo Co.
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Just doing what I love most. Tattooing has been so good to me. I've met so many amazing people and am lucky enough to call a lot of them friends now. I love that I get to make art all day and make people's tattoo dreams a reality. I'm so thankful for every person that comes in and puts their trust in me it seriously means the world to me. So to all clients, friends, and people who have supported me along the way; sincerely, thank you. 🖤