Paradise Tattoo plans to open new location, uncertain about returning to Fort Myers Beach


Tattoo artist and Fort Myers native Dawn Webb began her apprenticeship in North Fort Myers at Custom Bike and Body Art in 2007. After owners of the half motorcycle, half tattoo shop moved to Fort Myers Beach in 2011, they told Webb she had a choice to make.  

Webb put in her notice at Radiology Regional Center in March 2012 after working there for more than a decade to take over the tattoo shop by June 2012. 

“At the time, no one knew who I was,” Webb said. “I was in a little corner there. We had no signage, so I just put a surfboard on the roof of my car and parked it up by the road that said, ‘Paradise Tattoo.’ That little surfboard helped me start my customer base.” 

Paradise Tattoo was an award-winning custom tattoo shop on Fort Myers Beach. Years of work on the business were washed away Sept. 28 as Hurricane Ian devastated Fort Myers Beach and destroyed the building.

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