Murphy Name Plate

Murphy was relatively new to the tattoo scene when he arrived at the Tattoo Archive in the summer of 2014 from Virginia Beach, where he was found wandering with no apparent direction in life. We offered him a one year apprenticeship at the Archive in our security division, which he sucessfully completed in July, 2015, earning the title "Big Dog - Chief of Shop Security". As Chief of Shop Security, Murphy's responsibilites were opening the shop with the assistance of the BookMistress, making his presence known, generally keeping an eye out for anything suspicious, alerting the owners when someone came into the shop and eating cookies and napping.

On August 21, 2020 Murphy was recruited to the position of Chief of Security, in the Big Tattoo Shop in the Sky, where he joined Wiley who holds the title of Professional Shop Dog.