Dave Tedder




Dave Tedder - Tattooer, Painter, Artist.  Dave Tedder is a world renowned tattoo artist known for his attention to detail in both traditional and new japanese art styles and classic american work. Dave was chosen for SWAY because of his contributions to art, and his unique perspective on things, Dave, his wife and Monty, their french Bulldog make their home in Reynoldstown, Atlanta.


What neighborhood do you live in?

Describe it.

Best restaurant Atlanta?
      R. Thomas

Best dish at that restaurant?
      The Seared Tuna Salad

Best place to get a burger?
      Five Guys

Where do you go when you want to think?
      On a run

What was your first job?

Favorite band when you were 16?
      Grim Reaper

Favorite local venue?
      The Earl

Best day off in Atlanta?
      Breakfast at Ria’s Bluebird  / Ju Jiutsu / Steamroom at Y / Painting all afternoon /  Pizza at Grant Park / Go home watch Baskets

Three favorite cities to visit outside of Atlanta?
      New York City / Paris / Denver / New Orleans

Three most recent songs you listened to?
      Gonna Fly Now (Bill Conti) / Final Countdown (Europe) / Survivor - (I dont know the artist)

Name of your Biography?
      Almost Made It

How do you take your coffee?
      All kinds of ways / depends on the mood and day

Most annoying thing on social media lately?
      The soapy reveals in tattooing

Dogs or Cats?

Favorite thing to do in the rain.

Last time you pulled an all nighter?
      A couple years ago

Favorite local band?
      Amos spinning at corner tavern

First show you saw at Atlanta venue?
      Clutch at The Masquerade

Worst road to be on at 5p?
      20 / 75 exchange