Face of Kustom Kulture
Meet the team – Opening a custom tattoo parlor in downtown Savannah has been a lifelong goal for shop owner, Marcus Dove. Having been in the tattoo industry for 20 years, Marcus knew he had to create a place unlike any other; a place he could express his passion for all things Kustom: Lowbrow art, motorcycles, hot rods, metal work, good music, tattooing, and an attitude that embraces the people who share
Kustom Hustle is just that, and with influences like VonDutch (Kenneth Howard), Ed (Big Daddy) Roth, Robert Williams, and Norman Collins (Sailor Jerry), Kustom Hustle Tattoo Parlor was brought to reality. A business that stands out from the rest in every way, you have to see it for yourself.
With the idea of “Kustom’ in his mind, Dove wanted to utilize artists that are the best in their field, therefore offering diverse styles of artwork, while also creating an environment that welcomes creative collaboration. There are now four artists working at Kustom Hustle, including himself.
Tattooer Ash Cox started apprenticing under Marcus Dove in the spring of 2014 as Kustom Hustle opened its doors. Six years ago she moved to Savannah from her hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Ashley’s tattooing style has influences from the ‘kustom kulture’ lifestyle, and traditional tattooing mixed with tropical inspirations, bright colors and bold lines… not limiting her to other styles.
Michael Ferrera started tattooing in North Carolina in 2008. Originally from Savannah and having grown up in a military family, he has done a fair amount of traveling and hasn’t stopped. After hopping freight trains across the country for a while, he returned to Savannah. Mike is known for his original and creative style, specializing in black work. He embraces the ‘kustom kulture’ lifestyle and feels at home being a part of Kustom Hustle.
Chris Norrell is the son of a computer genius and certified Saint, grandson of a rocket scientist and a cabinetmaker. He lived a childhood of making things, from airplanes to grandfather clocks. Born in a tiny town in North Georgia, he moved to LA after art school and relocated to Savannah eight years ago. He has been tattooing for 11 years. Norrell knows the ‘kustom kulture’ of building and making things with tools and materials you have on hand. A stone carver, oil painter, furniture maker, and tattooer, he is inspired by science fiction, Legos, Victorian chintz and Art Deco girls. His tattoo style is illustrative, colorful, and neo traditional.
The collaboration of these rare individuals culminates in a tattoo shop that isn’t afraid to break from the social norm. They work hard to create a ‘kustom kulture’ that provides judgment-free collusion and confidence in continuing your artistic expression through tattooing.
– Marcus Dove, Owner and artist, Kustom Hustle
348 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Savannah, GA kustomhustle.com 912.200.4904