Marked up: Running a business with a face tattoo

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Published: December 30, 2018 11:13 AM CT

Facial, hand and neck tattoos aren’t nicknamed “job stoppers’’ for nothing. And there’s nothing subtle about Robert Fortner’s face tattoo. Still, the self-described “misfit’’ has work that fits him like a glove over his heavily inked hands. He is a partner in what is arguably the most Bohemian bar in Memphis.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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