David Smallwood with his son, Paul Johns (P.J.) moved from Ohio to Fort Myers, Florida to make his dream of opening a new tattoo studio a reality. Working hard and understanding the world of tattoo art, they were successful in coming up with a concept for a tattoo studio that would draw alot of costumers. Str8line Tattoo gained a new artist when John Young, also from Ohio came looking a for a job. Seeing potential in his artwork, David offered John and apprenticeship, which he took and completed. After working for a while, John was promoted to shop manager and has been since. Str8line offers a wide range of artistic styles from old school to portraits. Cover ups and reworks are no problem for the artist here. Str8line Tattoo is also home of the "Buy one Get one free tattoo".