Amy Nicoletto

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Amy Nicoletto
Amy at American Electric.jpg
Nicoletto working at American Electric Tattoo Company
Born New Jersey, United States
Occupation tattoo artist, television personality

Amy Nicoletto (born in southern New Jersey)[1] is an American tattoo artist and television personality most known for her appearances as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink. Her name is sometimes misspelled as Nicoletti or Nicoletta.[2]

Nicoletto received her first tattoo at the age of 18 and has embraced the art of tattooing ever since.[1][3] Nicoletto's career has spanned many fields including specialist and management roles in hospitality, medical assisting and also as a makeup artist for a cosmetics chain. She completed a two-year apprenticeship and then began professionally tattooing in 2005 locally in New Jersey.[2]

In 2008 she relocated to Los Angeles, California and landed a spot at Craig Jackman's American Electric Tattoo on Sunset Silver Lake, Los Angeles. A casting representative for TLC's LA Ink approached her at that shop and asked if she would like to try out for a new reality show.[2] She was hired and appeared in many episodes during Seasons 3 and 4 playing the role of herself on LA Ink.[4] On the show, she took up a short-lived position at High Voltage Tattoo, then moved back to American Electric Tattoo and continued on as an LA Ink show regular well into the end of the last season. On one episode, Nicoletto tattooed black-and-gray stitches around the neck of Dr. Chud from the rock band The Misfits. Nicoletto is currently touring with several tattoo shows including the Villain Arts Tattoo Shows, Ink Life Tour, and others.[5][6][7][8]

Between conventions and shows, she is often on the road guest spotting in various locations around the USA.[9][10] Nicoletto's favorite tattoo styles include black-and-gray portraits, Japanese-influenced tattoos and just about anything with color, as well as lettering.[11] In her spare time, Nicoletto enjoys her home base in Los Angeles.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Amy". TLC Learning Channel LA Ink Show Meet the Crew. TLC. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nicoletto, Amy. "About Bio". The Official Amy Nicoletto Website. Amy Nicoletto. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Chandler, Chip. "Chandler: Perception of tattoos changing, artist says". Amarillo Globe News. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "LA Ink 3 Press Announcement". TLC Learning Channel LA Ink Show Season 3. Discovery Press Web Asia-Pacific. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Nicoletto, Amy. "Appearances". The Official Amy Nicoletto Website. Amy Nicoletto. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Farrell, Kelly. "Ink Life Tour ready to make its mark on Southwest Florida". Scripts Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tattoo convention hits Longview this weekend". Entertainment Section. Longview News-Journal, Longview, TX. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Bairaktaris, Sophia. "Grandpas, Grim Reapers, tigers with antlers all grist for tattoos at show". Chicago Sun Times. Sun-Times Media. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Nicoletto, Amy. "Contact". The Official Amy Nicoletto Website. Amy Nicoletto. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Kearney, Jeff. "LA Ink tattoo artist donates time and tats for the cure". The Gazette, Colorado Springs. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Gonzalez, Maria Cortes. "Beyond the ink: Festival promises colorful entertainment for all (tattooed or not)". El Paso Times and MediaNews Group. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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