When Dan Horkey was 21, he was involved in a motorcycle accident that cost him the lower half of one of his legs. The injury took a major emotional and physical toll on him, which he turned around when he emblazoned his prosthetic leg with painted flames.
He received enthusiastic feedback on his unique prosthesis, and the boost to his self-confidence inspired him to found Global Tattoo Orthotic Prosthetic Innovations,a business that creates tattooed prosthetics for others. “I really want to help fellow entities open up and not be ashamed or hide their prosthetics,” he says on his company’s website. “I think that having a prosthetic they are proud of, can really help them feel better sooner.”