The honeybee is the state insect of Missouri, where I grew up. It’s also my favorite insect. This is my 6th tattoo. All of my tattoos have been done by the wonderful folks at Renaissance Tattoo in Springfield, MO. This particular one was done by my father, Kelly Thompson, who’s been a licensed artist for a few years now. Not only does it represent my home state, but it’s also special to me because it was done by my dad.
This photo was taken about 2 hours after having it done.