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List of Tattoo Artists

This is a list of notable tattoo artists.

Don Ed Hardy at the 2nd World Tattoo Convention in Reno Nevada, 1977.
Traditional Tattoo Artist, Myke Chambers, on his motorcycle in Philadelphia, PA
Name Date Nationality Note
Guy Aitchison 1968b. 1968 American Tattoo artist and painter based in Illinois, featured on TLC's Tattoo Wars. Brother of Hannah Aitchison.
Hannah Aitchison 1966b. 1966 American Chicago, Illinois based artist featured on TLC's LA Ink. Sister of Guy Aitchison.
Phil Andros 1909-1993 American a.k.a. Samuel Morris Steward. Tattoo-Artist "Phil Sparrow"[1] and writer from Ohio, later based in California.
Alex Binnie 1959b. 1959 American
Mark Bodé 1963b. 1963 American Comic book creator formerly based in Massachusetts, now based in California.
Paul Booth American Tattoo artist for bands including Slipknot, Mudvayne, Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly and Sepultura.[2]
Darren Brass American Miami based tattoo artist featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
George Burchett 1872-1953 British Known as "King of Tattooists".[4] Tattooed royalty and The Great Omi.[5]
Mister Cartoon Mexican American a.k.a. Mark Machado
Vincent Castiglia 1982b. 1982 American
Jason Cruz 1974b. 1974 American Lead singer of punk rock band Strung Out, worked briefly as a tattoo artist.
Alan Dean 1964b. 1964 British Owner of Tattoo UK - UK based tattoo studio chain.
Manu Farrarons 1967b. 1967 French Polynesian tattoo artist based in Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Chris Garver 1970b. 1970 American Formerly based in New York City, now based in Florida. Featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
Mary Jane Haake 1951b. 1951 American Known for her work in medical tattooing and permanent makeup.
Yoji Harada 1973b. 1973 Japanese Florida based tattoo artist, featured on TLC's Miami Ink.
Don 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.
Henry Hate 1968b. 1968 American a.k.a. Henry Martinez Jr.
Dan Henk 1972b. 1972 American
Adal Hernandez 1973b. 1973 American Based in New York City
Daniel Higgs American Lead singer of Lungfish
Herbert Hoffmann 1919-2010 German
Horiyoshi III 1946b. 1946 Japanese
Nikko Hurtado 1981b. 1981 American Has been a guest artist on LA Ink several times.
Greg Irons 1947-1984 American birth name: Gregory Rodman Irons
Ami James 1972b. 1972 Israeli Co-star of Miami Ink.
Jason Jones American
Katzen American
Manfred Kohrs b. 1957 German Student of Horst Streckenbach, Conceptual artist
Greg Kulz American
Dr Lakra 1972b. 1972 Mexican a.k.a. Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez
Vyvyn Lazonga American a.k.a. Beverly Bean. Based in Seattle, Washington.
Nikole Lowe 1972b. 1972 New Zealand Based in London.
Leslie Mah American
Mark Mahoney American
Corey Miller American
Louis Molloy British
Shannon Moore 1979b. 1979 American Former wrestler owns Gas Chamber Ink in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Grace Neutral 1979b. 1989 British Born Grace Walker
Chris Núñez 1973b. 1973 American Featured on TLC's Miami Ink.[3]
Samuel O'Reilly 1850d. 1908 American
Whang-od 1973c. 1918 Filipino The oldest Filipino tattooist and Kalinga's last mambabatok.
Opie Ortiz 1971b. 1971 American
Joey Pang Chinese Known for her Chinese Art and Calligraphy pieces
Sua Sulu'ape Paulo II d. 1999 Samoan Samoan master tattooist
Eric Pele 1969b. 1969 American
Thomas Pendelton 1971b. 1971 American
Cally-Jo 1989b. 1989 British
Jacki Randall 1959b. 1959 American a.k.a. 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.
Cliff Raven 1932-2001 American
Jack Rudy American Known for his "black and gray" work. Owns/tattoos at Goodtime Charlie's Tattooland in Anaheim, California.
Kim Saigh 1973b. 1973 American One of the artists on the first season of LA Ink.
Sailor Jerry 1911-1973 American a.k.a. Norman Keith Collins.
Henk Schiffmacher 1952b. 1952 Dutch a.k.a. Hanky Panky. The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum showcases his tattoo collection, the largest in the world.
Jonathan Shaw 1953 American Known for his tribal tattoos, founder of Fun City Tattoo, NYC, and International Tattoo Art Magazine.
Janet 'Rusty' Skuse 1943-2007 British
Madison Stone 1965b. 1965 American
Horst Heinrich Streckenbach 1929-2001 German a.k.a. "Tattoo Samy"[7]
Paul 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.
Trym Torson Norwegian Drummer with death metal band Zyklon.[8]
Bob Tyrrell American Known for his "black and gray" portraits
Lyle Tuttle 1931b. 1931 American California based artist who tattooed Cher, Jane Fonda and Janis Joplin.[9]
Kat Von D 1982b. 1982 Mexican Featured on TLC series Miami Ink and LA Ink.
Maud Wagner 1877-1961 American The first known female tattoo artist in the U.S.[10]
Lee Wagstaff b. 1969 English
Christian Warlich 1891-1964 German Hamburg based tattooist who professionalised tattooing in Germany. He supposedly was the first one to use an electric tattoo machine in Germany[11]
Leo Zulueta b. 1952 Filipino American Known as "the father of modern tribal tattooing."[6][12] 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.[13]


  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 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 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, archived from the original on 11 January 2010, retrieved 2010
  9. ^ The Editors at (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 2014.
  11. ^ Dr. Ole Wittmann. "Aufruf vom 30. Oktober 2015 /". Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg/Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (in German). Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Levy, Janey (2008). Tattoos in Modern Society. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 50. ISBN 1-4042-1829-7.
  13. ^ Chansanchai, Athima (August 12, 2007), "Tattoo convention draws legions -- and a TV show", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, retrieved 2010

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