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Prosthetic tattoos company founder visits Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A Washington man was the first to start up a prosthetic tattoo company. Saturday, he made a stop at the Ranch & Home store in Kennewick to share the unique art.

Dan Horkey used to make prosthetic limbs and now helps disabled veterans by helping them get designs for their prosthetic limbs.

One day he decided to put flames on his own prosthetic and it was well received. Many people gave him compliments on the work and he said that helped to boost his confidence. So, Horkey wanted make them for others. He says the art work takes the attention away from the disability.

"That raised my pride. It made me walk straight and improved my self-esteem. I was inspired by that simply that I could help other people," said Dan Horkey, founder of GTOPI prosthetic tattoos company.

Horkey's company creates custom airbrushed designs for people around the world.

Veterans can get the prosthetic tattoos for free because it's covered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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