Chris Nunez is a tattoo artist of Cuban descent who lives in Miami. He is well known for his countless tattoo designs. He had the names of his parents as tattoos when he was 16. Unfortunately, Chris' father died when Chris was still a kid. Chris is the proud owner of Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery, a tattoo shop located in Miami, Florida.
Oliver Peck is one of the premiere traditional tattoo artists working today. He's not some glossy TV star, he's a tattooer's tattooer who has done a lot to build the industry, and owns one of the most well respected shops out there, Elm Street Tattoo, as well has Hollywood's True Tattoo. Peck's work is everything a traditional tattoo should be.
Scott Campbell was born and raised in Louisiana, but he is now known globally for his tattoos and other works of art that he has created in the recent years. He is considered one of the most talented artists of all time and his works have attracted attention from people from all the corner of the globe.
Maud died in 1961 after many years of being one of few female tattoo artists in her country, and no doubt she would have faced unique hardships for being a woman in a perceived male realm. Maud and Gus were also two of the few tattoo artists to become renowned for stick and poke work; it’s likely Maud is the only female tattoo artist to achieve this renown.
Audigier licensed the worldwide rights to the Ed Hardy brand in 2005 through his holding company, Nervous Tattoo, and attempted to replicate the marketing techniques employed by Von Dutch Originals, marketing directly to celebrity clients and by opening stores in high-profile fashion districts.
In conclusion, Sailor Jerry’s tattoos are among the most popular in the art of tattoos. They originated from Southern Asia under the effort of Jerry, one of the Sailors during the World War II who drew inspiration from the masters of Japanese tattoos as well as his career as a sailor.
If you've been in the tattoo scene for quite some time now, there is no need for an introduction to this blog post. But to those who have no idea, and just somehow managed to click their way to this blog post, you, ladies and gentlemen, are blessed to encounter and see these Paul Booth tattoos.
Despite the publicity, Bang Bang remains humble, says Rakovic, and attributes his success to his teacher, tattoo legend Paul Booth. Bang Bang is highly sought after for his photo-realistic approach to tattooing. See for yourself: his work looks more like paintings than tattoos.
The two tattoos Joplin got the day soon became one of the tattoos Tuttle would go on to ink on hundreds of grieving fans after the blues rocker's passing. “I must've put a few hundred of those on after she passed on, people got them in memory of Janis,” Tuttle recalled.
Mark Mahoney is an American tattoo artist, considered the "founding father" of black and grey art with a single needle. Many in the business consider Mahoney a living legend. He currently owns and is the principal artist at the Shamrock Social Club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.
O’Reilly’s tattoo machine worked by using a hollow needle filled with permanent ink. An electric motor powered the needle in and out of the skin at a rate of up to 50 punctures per second. The tattoo needle inserted a small drop of ink below the surface of the skin each time.
Sutherland Macdonald was at the forefront of the early 1900s tattoo fad, and probably did his share of cosmetic tinting. Because of his years as a tattooing sergeant-major in the Royal Engineers, George Burchett felt that Macdonald had an advantage over him in the competition to tattoo the "leisured people of taste".
For a fantastic American tattoo history lesson, culled from dusty archives and numerous libraries, enjoy this guest post by Daredevil Tattoo co-owner Michelle Myles who laboriously researched the life of Martin Hildebrandt, renowned for establishing what is likely the first permanent place of business for tattooing in the United States -- steps away from Daredevil's NYC location.
Mister Cartoon's Tattoo Empire Mister Cartoon (AKA Mark Machado) runs a rapidly growing clothing and jewelry business from his East Los Angeles tattoo parlor. But his real claim to fame is his unique, Chicano street style tattoos. His work is a favorite among top music stars like Eminem.
Suffering from severe ADD, James explains that he was drawn into art and tattooing from a young age, as his father had tattoos and was also a painter. James moved to the United States aged 11 or 12, living with his father's parents before moving to Miami at the age of 12.
Shane O'Neill (born 1972) is an award-winning American tattoo artist currently based in Middletown, Delaware. Artistically, O'Neill is best known for his realism, portraits, wildlife and horror. He is most known for his appearance in the first season of the Spike TV show Ink Master.
B Tattoo by BJ Betts by BJ Betts There are a number of quality how-to books on lettering tattoos in circulation, but Betts’ series on the subject, The BJ Betts Lettering Book, was the first and remains one of the most comprehensive and influential guides on the market.
Darren Brass is a tattoo artist from America, and like so many other prominent tattoo artists, he was featured on the TLC reality television show, Miami Ink. He has some impressive influences too, like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Joe Vegas, and Chris Garver.
Bob has all the prerequisite skills to be an accomplished tattoo artist, but patience, a skill rarely found among his peers, has set him apart. It comes natural to him, and it makes his work extremely detailed as well as prolific. Professionally, Bob is about as successful as it gets.
Spider Webb (Joseph O’Sullivan) is tattoo artist who has been promoting tattoos as fine art since the 1970s. Tattoos were banned in New York after a Hepatitis B scare in 1961. Spider Webb protested the ban by tattooing porn star Annie Sprinkle on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was arrested and charged with a misdemeanour.