List of tattoo artists

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This is a list of notable tattoo artists.

Don Ed Hardy at the 2nd World Tattoo Convention in Reno Nevada, 1977.
Name Lifetime Nationality Notes
Aitchison, GuyGuy Aitchison 1968b. 1968 American Tattoo artist and painter based in Illinois, featured on TLC's Tattoo Wars. Brother of Hannah Aitchison.
Sisman, MuratMurat Sisman 1981b. 1981 Turkish Istanbul, Turkey based Tattoo artist.
Aitchison, HannahHannah Aitchison 1966b. 1966 American Chicago, Illinois based artist featured on TLC's LA Ink. Sister of Guy Aitchison.
Andros, PhilPhil Andros 1909–1993 American aka Samuel Morris Steward. Tattoo-Artist "Phil Sparrow"[1] and writer from Ohio, later based in California.
Cakin, EmrahEmrah Cakin 1966b. 1972 Turkish Owner of Red Cat Tattoo Factory in Istanbul.
Binnie, AlexAlex Binnie 1959b. 1959 American
Bodé, MarkMark Bodé 1963b. 1963 American Comic book creator formerly based in Massachusetts, now based in California.
Booth, PaulPaul Booth American Tattoo artist for bands including Slipknot, Mudvayne, Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly and Sepultura.[2]
Brass, DarrenDarren Brass American Miami based tattoo artist featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
Burchett, GeorgeGeorge Burchett 1872–1953 British Known as "King of Tattooists".[4] Tattooed royalty and The Great Omi.[5]
Mister CartoonMister Cartoon Mexican American aka Mark Machado
Castiglia, VincentVincent Castiglia 1982b. 1982 American
Cruz, JasonJason Cruz 1974b. 1974 American Lead singer of punk rock band Strung Out, worked briefly as a tattoo artist.
Dean, AlanAlan Dean 1964b. 1964 British Owner of Tattoo UK - UK based tattoo studio chain.
Durst, FredFred Durst 1970b. 1970 American Lead singer of rock band Limp Bizkit, worked briefly as a tattoo artist.
Farrarons, ManuManu Farrarons 1967b. 1967 French Polynesian tattoo artist based in Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Garver, ChrisChris Garver 1970b. 1970 American Formerly based in New York City, now based in Florida. Featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
Haake, Mary JaneMary Jane Haake 1951b. 1951 American Known for her work in medical tattooing and permanent makeup.
Harada, YojiYoji Harada 1973b. 1973 Japanese Florida based tattoo artist, featured on TLC's Miami Ink.
Hardy, Don EdDon Ed Hardy 1945b. 1945 American Known as "the godfather of modern tattoo."[6] Hardy trained under Sailor Jerry and Japanese masters, Hardy is a noted proponent of the use of Japanese tattoo designs and techniques in American work. He founded Tattootime.
Hate, HenryHenry Hate 1968b. 1968 American aka Henry Martinez Jr.
Henk, DanDan Henk 1972b. 1972 American
Hernandez, AdalAdal Hernandez 1973b. 1973 American Based in New York City
Higgs, DanielDaniel Higgs American Lead singer of Lungfish
Hoffmann, HerbertHerbert Hoffmann 1919–2010 German
HoriyoshiHoriyoshi III 1946b. 1946 Japanese
Hurtado, NikkoNikko Hurtado 1981b. 1981 American Has been a guest artist on LA Ink several times.
Irons, GregGreg Irons 1947–1984 American birth name: Gregory Rodman Irons
James, AmiAmi James 1972b. 1972 American Co-star of Miami Ink.
Jones, JasonJason Jones American
KatzenKatzen American
Kohrs, ManfredManfred Kohrs b. 1957 German Student of Horst Heinrich Streckenbach, Conceptual artist
Kulz, GregGreg Kulz American
LakraDr Lakra 1972b. 1972 Mexican aka Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez
Lazonga, VyvynVyvyn Lazonga American aka Beverly Bean. Based in Seattle, Washington.
Lowe, NikoleNikole Lowe New Zealand Based in London.
Mah, LeslieLeslie Mah American
Mahoney, MarkMark Mahoney American
Miller, CoreyCorey Miller American
Molloy, LouisLouis Molloy British
Shannon Moore 1979b. 1979 American Former WWE Superstar and Current TNA Wrestler owns Gas Chamber Ink in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Nunez, ChrisChris Núñez 1973b. 1973 American Featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
O'Reilly, SamuelSamuel O'Reilly 1850d. 1908 American
Ortiz, OpieOpie Ortiz 1971b. 1971 American
Pang, JoeyJoey Pang Chinese Known for her Chinese Art and Calligraphy pieces
Sua SuluSua Sulu'ape Paulo II d. 1999 Samoan Samoan master tattooist
Pele, EricEric Pele 1969b. 1969 American
Pendelton, ThomasThomas Pendelton 1971b. 1971 American
Randall, JackiJacki Randall 1959b. 1959 American aka J.E.Randall known for original and freehand, tattooing as well as painting, illustration and cartooning. Currently owner/operator of Charm City Tattoo, Baltimore, Maryland.
Raven, CliffCliff Raven 1932–2001 American
Rudy, JackJack Rudy American Known for his "black and gray" work. Owns/tattoos at Goodtime Charlie’s Tattooland in Anaheim, California.
Saigh, KimKim Saigh 1973b. 1973 American One of the artists on the first season of LA Ink.
Sailor JerrySailor Jerry 1911–1973 American aka Norman Keith Collins.
Schiffmacher, HenkHenk Schiffmacher 1952b. 1952 Dutch aka Hanky Panky. The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum showcases his tattoo collection, the largest in the world.
Shaw, JonathanJonathan Shaw 1953b. 1953 American
Skuse, JanetJanet 'Rusty' Skuse 1943–2007 British
Smith, DanDan Smith b. 1980 British LA Ink star
Stone, MadisonMadison Stone 1965b. 1965 American
Streckenbach, Horst HeinrichHorst Heinrich Streckenbach 1929–2001 German aka "Tattoo Samy"[7]
Timman, PaulPaul Timman 1972b. 1972 American Notable for his work on celebrities including Angelina Jolie and Drew Barrymore and his award winning line of porcelain dinnerware with Ink Dish.
Torson, TrymTrym Torson Norwegian Drummer with death metal band Zyklon.[8]
Tyrrell, BobBob Tyrrell American Known for his "black and gray" portraits
Tuttle, LyleLyle Tuttle 1931b. 1931 American California based artist who tattooed Cher, Jane Fonda and Janis Joplin.[9]
Von D, KatKat Von D 1982b. 1982 Mexican Featured on TLC series Miami Ink and LA Ink.
Wagner, MaudMaud Wagner 1877–1961 American The first known female tattoo artist in the U.S.[10]
Wagstaff, LeeLee Wagstaff b. 1969 English
Zulueta, LeoLeo Zulueta b. 1952 Filipino American Known as "the father of modern tribal tattooing."[6][11] Zulueta championed the all-black tattooing since he began his career as a tattooist in 1981, earning him the title "the king of black."[6] Featured on TLC's Tattoo Wars with his protégé Rory Keating.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert L. Morse, The Tattoists, 1st Edition 1977, ISBN 0-918320-01-1, S. 50
  2. ^ Lipton, Joshua (28 February 2002), "Bad Skin", Rolling Stone (Wenner Media LLC), retrieved 31 March 2010 
  3. ^ a b c Heffernan, Virginia (July 19, 2005), "Skin Deep but Filled With Significance", The New York Times (The New York Times Company), retrieved April 8, 2010 
  4. ^ Gay, Kathlyn; Whittington, Christine (2002). Body Marks: Tattooing, Piercing, and Scarification. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 31. ISBN 0-7613-2352-X. 
  5. ^ Varndell, Teddy; Meah, Johnny; Secreto, Jimmy (2004). Freaks, Geeks, and Strange Girls. Last Gasp. p. 104. ISBN 0-86719-622-X. 
  6. ^ a b c Aquino, Joann Natalia (March 2012), "Leo Zulueta: The Father of Modern Tribal Tattooing Celebrates 30 Years in the Black", Skin and Ink Magazine 
  7. ^ de:Liste der Persönlichkeiten der Stadt Frankfurt am Main#1920–1940 2 History People of Frankfurt/M., Germany
  8. ^ "Zyklon Calls It Quits", Blabbermouth, 7 January 2010, retrieved 17 November 2010 
  9. ^ The Editors at TattooFinder.com (2009). Tattoo Sourcebook. HarperCollins. p. 23. ISBN 0-00-728994-4. 
  10. ^ Lokke, Maria (January 16, 2014). "A Secret History of Women and Tattoo". New York. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ Levy, Janey (2008). Tattoos in Modern Society. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 50. ISBN 1-4042-1829-7. 
  12. ^ Chansanchai, Athima (August 12, 2007), "Tattoo convention draws legions -- and a TV show", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, retrieved March 26, 2010