More than just Ink, Sharpshooters Tattoo Shop creates LIVING ART.?A metallic buzzing sound fills the air as Robert Rodriquez works on the details of a butterfly cross. While some artists use paint and a brush to create their art, Rodriquez uses ink and a tattoo machine to illustrate his creations. Although it?s common to see a larger variety of people with tattoos, Rodriquez notes some still believe the stereotypes regarding tattoos ? people with tattoos are either bikers or on drugs. ?A lot of people will base their judgment on what they see,? Rodriquez said. ?I had some people meet me and then later tell me I wasn?t what they expected.? Rodriquez credits the growing acceptance of tattoos in rural areas to reality shows centered around tattoo artists and their shops. ?Now days, tattoos are more acceptable and people you wouldn?t think would be getting tattoos are getting them,? Rodriquez said. ?They are just getting them where it?s not easily seen.? While Sharpshooters Tattoo is not the only shop in town, Rodriquez prides himself on offering his clients quality work in a clean shop environment. Unlike some shops that re-use certain equipment with the help of an autoclave ? a machine used to sterilize equipment, Sharpshooters Tattoo uses disposable needles and tubes to guarantee clients have zero chance of getting an infection due to improperly sterilized equipment. ?A lot of clients come in asking if we have a clean shop environment,? Rodriquez said. ?Using disposable needles and tubes ensures things are a lot cleaner When Gilbert Trevino?s older brother, Daniel, decided he was no longer going to pay for tattoos, it seemed only natural for him to ask Trevino to start tattooing. Trevino spent a majority of his life drawing and painting as a way to get away from the craziness from life, he said. ?I remember Daniel coming up to me and telling me, ?You can do this,?? Trevino said. ?The next thing I know, I got a professional tattoo gun in the mail.? In 2006, Trevino gave his very first tattoo, a tribal piece, to his brother followed by a rose for his mother. Since then, he has given his two brothers more than 12 tattoos, ranging from tribal pieces to lettering to old school roses. At first, Trevino was teaching himself how to use the newly acquired tattoo machine. When Trevino needed help, he would turn to an old friend, Robert Rodriquez, who Trevino first met when he was 17. ?Not knowing anything about how to tattoo, I would ask him on what depth the needle should be and about the tattoo machine,? Trevino said. ?Sometimes, I would just sit and watch him give tattoos and learn from what I saw him doing.? With Robert Rodriguez?s guidance over the years, Trevino was able to enhance his tattooing skills and land himself a job as a tattoo artist. ?One day, he approached me and told me he had an open chair,? Trevino said. ?I?ve been with him ever since.?