Mickey "Monster" Cook

Award WINNING piercer & artist, Mickey has been tattooing for 10 years. He specializes in American and Neo Traditional tattoos. But loves anything with bold lines and solid colors. Also proficient in freehand Polynesian and he can incorporate almost anything into a design. Co Owner of one of the most popular up and coming street shops in small town Iowa that can still produce Big city custom work. Click his picture to check out his work.

Nadine Ogle

Nadine is 23 years old and has been tattooing since July 2017. She grew up in a small town called Lima, OH. Most of what she knows is from the support of all of her friends and other artists. Nadine loves collaborating with other artists and clients, and truly believes the key to growing as an artist is working with your friends, clients, and other artists. She likes to tattoo a mixture of neotraditional and newschool. Click her picture to check out her work!

Mario Valdez

Mario was born and raised in the LA area and ended up settling down in the Central Valley. Art has always been a passion for him. After working a 9-5 for years, Mario got inspired by Bob Tyrell to pursue a career in tattooing. Since then he established himself in Tulare, CA at La Raza Tattoo. Specializing in fine line black and gray, cover ups and script. Click his picture to check out his work.

Eddie Saraphanh

Eddie is the proud owner and artist at 360 Tattoo in Longview WA. He has a wide range of style but his heart is with black and gray photo realism. He has been professionally tattooing for 11 years. Eddie is still just in love with this profession, as he was when he was a teenager. Eddie can tackle anything the clients give him. Click his photo to check out his work.

Dennis Thomas

Dennis is the owner of DNA Tattoo in Portsmouth Virginia, He has been tattooing since 2001. His style blends traditional and illustrative, but he can tattoo in many different styles. Dennis always tries to give people what they want. Click his picture to check out his work.

David Jennings

David owns Visualize Tattoo located in Tacoma Wa; he has been tattooing for 13 years and is mostly known as being a black and grey photorealistic artist, but he has an equal passion for illustrated color tattoos. David grew up poor and gang related, tattooing opened a door he never knew existed. When not tattooing, David spends his free time giving back to the community and doing seminars about the power of positivity and how to build a successful life. Click his photo to check out his work.

Daniel Naritsin

Daniel mainly does solid neotraditional tattoos with bold lines and bright colors. He also enjoys tattooing any type of high contrast blackwork. Click his picture to check out his work.

Dooner Sadauskas

Dooner started tattooing in Daytona Beach, FL, but later moved back to his hometown just outside of Pittsburgh, PA where he has been tattooing ever since. He has been tattooing for 13 years and has owned a successful tattoo shop of his own for the past 10 years, called Up In Arms Tattoo. He is definitely well-known for his work with realistic black and gray portraits, but can do any style you throw at him. Recently, Dooner has taken a huge interest for single needle, fine line tattoos. Click his picture to check out his work.

Kuriel Tattoo

Kuriel is from Yuma, Arizona and has been tattooing for six years. He prefers black and grey realism style like chicano tattoos, beautiful chicks tattoos, roses and skulls. He is working hard to perfect it. Kuriel also enjoys to work on anime tattoos like Dragonball Z and Naruto. Click his picture to check out his work.

Garrett Card

Garrett is a neo traditional tattoo artist from Los Angeles tattooing out of Utah. Click his picture to check out his work.

Mike P8

Mike has been tattooing professionally since 2014. He is a versatile artist who mainly sticks to color. Mike started with freehand new school and freehand bio-mechanical, but Mike has moved around into doing as many different styles as he can just to keep me sharp and constantly learning. Click his picture to check out his work.

Chop

Chop is a 20+ year tattooer and 82nd Airborne ARMY veteran. He has owned his own street shop, Chop Shop Tattoos, since 2002. Chop is a seasoned convention artist and has numerous awards to show for it. He prefers large scale Japanese and color bombs but tattooing in a military town for 20 years, he is well versed in all styles of tattooing. He is also an official USAA Marked For Life artist and his shop is a host shop for the All American Tattoo Convention. In his free time he is a family man, North Carolina Mason and Sudan Shriner. Click his picture to check out his work.

Victoria Lea

Victoria has been tattooing for 4 years now and loves learning as much as she can about new techniques and styles. Her preference in style is black and grey realism. She is a versatile artist and can do a wide variety of styles. Click her picture to check out her work.

Cosimo Liberto

Cosimo has been tattooing for 13 years or so, but long before that he was painting and drawing. His paint style is mostly realism, while Cosimo’s tattoos are heavy in the traditional style. He has been all over the country with it, won a few awards, and continues to challenge his style to get better. The learning never stops! Click his picture to check out his work.

Brandon A. Taylor

Brandon is a well rounded artist and piercer from the Detroit Metro area, that tattoos a mixture of neo-traditional, cartoon/anime, as well as black and grey but he can handle anything that comes at him. Click his picture to check out his work.

Liz Pavlicek

Liz tattoos at Psychward Tattoos in Minot, North Dakota. She has been tattooing since 2017. While she enjoys the challenge of tattooing many different styles, her favorite would be microrealism. Liz also loves doing anything anime related. Click her picture to check out her work.

Joel Macias

Joel has been tattooing for 6 years. He is a well known artist for black and grey, geometric as well as traditional. Although these are some of his specialties he is multitalented in all styles. Located in Hope Mills, NC. Click his picture to check out his work.

Tony Johnson

Tony currently lives in Huntsville, AL. He is 24 years old, and has been tattooing for over 4 years. He has always had a passion for art, and fortunately, the Good Lord opened the door for him to take this path, and Tony feels he has been more than blessed. He appreciates all mediums of art, and all styles of tattooing. Tony feels comfortable with just about any style, but he prefers color realism. He also enjoys mixing styles, and making things a little out of the ordinary. Click his picture to check out his work.

Mark Russo

Mark has been tattooing since 2008, and although he is a multifaceted tattoo artist he prefers new school and realism to most other styles. After spending some time in the military he decided to pursue his artistic talents, and found his calling in tatooing. He says that he finds the work to be gratifying and rewarding especially when seeing larger pieces develope. Mark is located in Fayetteville North Carolina at Chop Shop Tattoos. Click his picture to check out his work.

Jhed Guevara

Jhed is from Farmington Hills, Michigan. Born and raised in the Philippines, he came to the US in 2004. He has been tattooing for 6 years and considers himself a well rounded tattoo artist of any style. Jhed loves to tattoo fusions of different styles for example, color realism with a blackwork background. He also loves doing black & grey realism. Jhed has won several awards from the 2017 & 2018 Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit. Click his picture to check out his work.

Jason Bancroft

Jason is a local Indiana Tattoo Artist. Tattooing since 2011, mainly enjoys color work but he has award winning tattoos in black and grey. Click his picture to check out his work.

Rick Chirdon

Rick has been tattooing for 8 yrs now and counting. He loves tattooing photo realism and black & gray mainly but still loves color realism as well. Rick also specializes in cover ups and takes on the “impossible” any chance he gets. He is obsessed with tattooing and loves that his clients have enough trust in him to allow him to do what he loves and wears his art for the rest of their life. Click his picture to check out his work.

Jerome "J.KEMP" Kemp

You can find Jerome (D)esigning (O)thers (P)ersonal (E)xpressions at D.O.P.E. Tattoo Studio located in Lewisville,TX. Jerome enjoys tattooing all styles but prefers black and gray. Jerome hasnt been tattooing long but his skill level is Increasing at an accelerated pace and his work shows it.

Jamie Ragland

Jamie is from Southaven, MS. He has been tattooing since 2014. His favorite styles of tattooing are black & gray realism, dark art, and lettering. Click his picture to check out his work.

Chris Henson

Chris is a well rounded artist who specializes in realism. He has owned his own shop, P.A.S Tattoos for the past 6 years. Click his picture to check out his work.

Justin Hadlock

Justin started tattooing in 2003 starting out of his house, he finally got a chance to work at a shop in 2007. He has been tattooing professionally for a little over 10 years now. Justin specializes in gritty realism, lettering and large scale black & gray. He loves tattooing and everything about the industry, the clients, and the art. Ever since he got his first tattoo he knew that he would be doing this for the rest of his life but I was going to be doing let me know if that works thanks.

Miguel Muñiz

Miguel was going to school and started tattooing on the side just to make a few extra dollars doing something fun. He didn’t know that he would end up liking it and turning it into a career. Miguel finished school but still stuck with tattooing. He is now the shop manager of Artistic Encounter (Rosemeade location) in Dallas. He is a very versatile artist that likes to tattoo in many styles from Neo traditional, full color, watercolor, black and gray, coverups and just about anything in between. Miguel loves new challenges so he is always looking forward to doing new things and trying out new styles. Click his picture to check out his work.

Nicolas Sawyer

Nicolas been tattooing for 7 years now. He started in North Carolina but currently lives in Colorado. Stylistically Nicolas prefers working on black and grey and lettering pieces but he has done a little bit of everything over the years. Click his picture to check out his work.

Jonny Tafoya

Jonny has been tattooing since 1999 he has always been a fan of bold lines, dark shading, and bright colors. He loves doing lettering as well. Jonny has always treated people well and stayed confident and consistent, that has been the right way, for him, in this journey. Life is a roller coaster, enjoy it and make it fun! Click his picture to check out his work.

Jamie Ragland

Jamie is from Southaven, MS. He has been tattooing since 2014. His favorite styles of tattooing are black and gray realism, dark art, and lettering. Click his picture to check out his work.

Justin Richard Muth

Justin has been tattooing since 2014. He Focuses mainly on black and grey realism and neo-traditional but he is comfortable tattooing any style. Click his picture to check out his work.

Tucker Andrès Guerrero

Tucker has been tattooing for 6 years. He loves tattooing high contrast black and greys and bright and bold colors, lettering and dot work. Straight from UNDERGROUND TATTOOS in San Benito TX. Click his picture to check out his work.

Dan Wagner AKA The General

The General is part owner/artist at Mean Ink Tattoo in Wayne MI. He is very versatile when it comes to styles an can handle just about anything. He has been tattooing for 12 years, he really loves doin cover ups. Click his picture to check out his work.

Melissa Rioux

Melissa started her apprenticeship 18 years ago in Texas and has been full time in the Industry for 13 years. She has owned two tattoo shops, a big one and a private studio where she has been appointment only for the last 4 years. She does everything from traditional work, to scar cover ups, to permanent makeup and she loves drawing custom tattoos! You may have seen her featured in Voyage magazine or working big music festivals in Houston...When Melissa is not tattooing she is painting or chasing around her huge Brady bunch style family. Click her picture to check out her work.

Cyrus Sage

Cyrus’s favorite styles to work with are bold lines and bright saturation of American neo-traditional and anime/comic styles. He tries to be as versatile as he can, and is always up for a good challenge! Cyrus is based out of Missoula, Montana, and has been tattooing for around 10 years. Click his picture to check out his work.

Jeff Horton

Jeff started tattooing professionally in June of 2016.
He is a self taught artist that started late in the
game at 32 years old. He tends to do more American
traditional and neo traditional styles. Jeff also does
black and grey / black work, but first and foremost
he just enjoys tattooing. Click his picture to check out his work.

Tina Dimino

Tina is 23 years old and has been tattooing for about two 2 years. She works out of Redemption Tattoo Parlour in Wilmington, Delaware and enjoys all tattoo styles but prefers fine line detail and neotraditional. You can check out her work by clicking her picture.

Chris DeShields

Chris has been tattooing for 5 years now. His primary style is color realism and black and grey realism. But he tries to do other styles too. Click his picture to check out his work.

Brandon Durbin

Brandon has been tattooing since January of 2017 and is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is well rounded in most styles, including cover ups. Brandon values quality relationships with his clients and coworkers. Click his picture to check out his work.

Bryant Lowman

Bryant is from Hickory North Carolina. He has been tattooing for 8 years and is a freehand tattoo artist. Bryant hasn’t used a single stencil in over 2 years for any of his work. He specializes in many styles Neo traditional, Ornamental, geometrical dotwork, traditional Japanese and Lettering. Bryant tattoos for the love of the craft more than anything and just wants to create beautiful tattoos. Click his picture to check out his work.

Edson Ledesma

Edson has been tattooing for 8 years. He is a well rounded tattoo artist willing to tackle just about any style that walks threw the door. Click his picture to check out his work.

Eddie Cook-Hernandez

Eddie tattoos out of Raleigh, NC at Area 51 Tattoo Studio. His goal is to be a well rounded tattoo artist that can tattoo most styles while learning something new every day from other artists in person, on social media, and through videos. Click his picture to check out his work.

Alley Cat Joe

Alley Cat Joe has been a professional tattoo artist for the last 5 years. He considers himself well rounded but is always learning and growing as an artist, as well as a person. He opened up his own shop in October of 2017 with his beautiful wife Rachel. Together they have built their shop into THE tattoo shop in their area. Click his picture to check out his work.

“Being sponsored by Hard Life is a huge honor to me and I can't wait to see what is next for the Alley Cat Joe brand.”

Tre Garcia

Tre likes doing all styles of tattoos especially anything with color. He is a workaholic and usually travels the country for conventions. Tre is always up for meeting new artist and learning every day! Click his picture to check out his work.

Jay Guzman

Jay Guzman specializes in black and grey realism, photo mash ups, and nature related tattoos of all kinds. Tattooing at his shop Meticulous Tattoo in Austin Texas, you can find him working in both black and grey and color from time to time. When not tattooing Jay is working on various other art projects as well as an all Natural aftercare line, Salveation Aftercare. Click his picture to check out his work.

Joseph Yancy

Joseph is from Lowell Massachusetts. He likes to do black and grey, realism, and custom lettering. Theres nothing he wont try, “If you pick ill stick it.” Its that Hard life Baby! Click his picture to check out his work.

Lance Vaughn

Lance is a 12 year tattooer from the Metro Detroit area. He specializes in cover-ups, black & grey, and lettering. Lance is a current resident artist at Meanink tattoos in Wayne, MI. Click his picture to check out his work.

Tony "Bigg Tone" Loden

32 year old Father of three beautiful girls from Livonia, MI with 5 years professional tattoo experience at Mean Ink tattoo (Wayne MI). Tony specializes in water color, fine line, greywash and abstract tattoos. Art has always been a huge part of his life and he is honored and blessed to help spread permanent art all across the country traveling tattooing! Click his picture to check out his work.

Mike Wheatley

Mike is a 10 year Army combat veteran and an award winning artist. He has been tattooing for 6 years, specializing in black & gray, black & gray realism, neo-tradional and coverups. Mike is located in North Texas in the small city of Wichita Falls at The Human Canvas tattoo studio. Click his picture to check out his work.

Marvin Rivera

Tattoo artist Marvin Rivera was born and raised in Philippines, home of the oldest living tattoo artist in the world Whang-od. Even at a young age, he loved to draw what he sees, especially people. At the age of 14, his family migrated to Portland, Oregon. After high school, Marvin attended community college and took art classes. He also went under a graphic design course. While in school, he realizes that his passion is tattooing. He pursued his dream and later became a licensed tattoo artist. He started his own shop Mariposa Tattoo Studio at the Pearl District in Portland. From black and grey, portrait, to black work, he is a versatile artist. Click his picture to check out his work.

Phillip McGrath Jr.

Phillip currently is tattooing at AV Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing in Lancaster Ca. He started tattooing in November of 2013 and has been tattooing professionally since February 2015. Phillip love tattooing all styles but prefers black and grey. Click his picture to check out his work!

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John P Henao

John has been tattooing since 1987. He is known for his wildlife tattoos but also enjoys to tattoo in many styles.
John specializes in black and grey.