CNBC’s new show Blue Collar Millionaires features “ordinary people living the American dream.” Problem is, there’s nothing ordinary about them, and that includes Sean and Thora Dowdell, owners of Club Tattoo. Over the past 20 years, the husband and wife team have been building not just a business but a brand of tattoo and piercing studios. (Don’t call them parlors!) They look nothing like the seedy storefronts you might have in mind. In fact, that’s Club Tattoo’s competitive edge.
Today there are seven Club Tattoo studios — two in Las Vegas, one in San Francisco, and four throughout Arizona (where they live). The interior of Club Tattoos reflect the expensive tastes of Sean and Thora. Sean likes nice cars and Thora likes weird antiques. The two say they’re determined to spend every dollar they’ve earned before they die. They are currently worth around $10 million. Blue Collar Millionaires will premiere on July 15 at 10pm and 10:30pm on CNBC.