Local Art Guide: Mark Longenecker

Mark Longenecker’s first pieces of art were drawings of his dog when he was three years old. From there he was always the artistic one in class, continuing his education at Savanah College of Art and Design. There he majored in graphic design. With the idea he was only one t-shirt design away from becoming a millionaire, his eye for T-shirt designs landed him a job working for Jimmy Buffett, after college. That’s where he coined his signature style, “tropistyle”. In Key West, he learned how to tattoo and has been tattooing steadily for 25 years. He owns Endless Summer Tattoo, in the heart of Downtown Cocoa Beach, for 16 years. Mark continues doing t-shirt art, poster design, and art for many well-known bands in the music industry. Mark’s art is heavily influenced by the beach lifestyle and is very Cocoa Beach… some would say it’s the Cocoa Beachiest. To see more of Mark’s art, check out his Instagram @markLongenecker and his shop at @endlesssummertattoo or visit Endlesssummertattoo.com

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