Lonnie Scoggins is the owner and lead artist of Archangel Custom Ink. At 52 years old, Lonnie decided to build his own custom tattoo and piercing studio from the ground up, with help from his amazing wife Jennifer Scoggins and his loyal friends and crew. However, Archangel is not the first tattoo shop Lonnie has been a proud owner of. Lonnie grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois and began tattooing at the age of 18. At the age of 27 he opened his first tattoo shop and has been the owner of 3 more shops prior to Archangel as well. Lonnie has always had a desire to draw and remembers expressing himself through art as young as 5 years old. Lonnie reflects of a time, sitting at the dining room table drawing for his mother and finding his true talent. As an entrepreneur, Lonnie enjoys sharing his knowledge and teaching others what he has learned in a heartfelt, humorous, and high-energy manner.
With over 30+ years of experience in the art of tattooing under his belt, Lonnie specializes in a wide range of different tattooing styles. He strives to make custom designs catered to his customer. He wants to provide a clean, welcoming environment that expresses creativity as well as hard work. Lonnie also plans to continue to grow through his community by helping more charities and advocate by fundraising. Archangel is reaching that goal by hosting events such as its annual fundraiser with the Heroes and Hounds program collaborating with the Tennessee Valley Humane Society. Lonnie is always searching for ways to bring joy and satisfaction to a diverse community of people, whether through charity, friendship, or with his spectacular artwork, Lonnie is looking to please.
“That which does not kill you, makes you stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche / @lonnie.scoggins on Instagram