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Who are the most famous tattoo artists? Here is a list of seven of the best tattoo artists in the business (in alphabetical order). You can find more of the world’s best tattoo artists listed on Best-tattoo-sites.com.
Guy Aitchison and his work can be found in the most popular tattoo magazines, and has published several books about tattoo art. Born in 1968, in Michigan, Aitchison painted album covers. He started tattooing in 1988. He owns Hyper Space Studios with his wife, Michele Wortman, who is also a tattoo artist and painter. He apprenticed with Bob Oslon’s Custom Tattooing in Chicago before opening his first shop in 1991.
Nick Baxter is an internationally known tattoo artist. His tattoo studio is in New Haven, Connecticut where he grew up. He become a full time tattoo artist after graduating from Paier College of Art.
Tom Berg is known for gray and black work that he creates from his studio in San Pedro, California called So Cal Tattoo. He is so popular, that he books tattoo appointments a year in advance. His work is featured in video games and he has worked on the sets X Men III, Red Dragon and Prison Break.
Brandon Bond owns All or Nothing Tattoo in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with being a famous tattoo artist, he also sells movies, books, clothing, artwork, and other tattoo related products through his publishing company called Stranglehold. Bond has an altruistic side as well — he rehabilitates and finds adoption homes for dogs who have been used in fighting or abused by owners, through an organization he founded called All or Nothing Pit Bull Rescue.
Hendrikus (“Henk” or “Hanky Panky”) Johannes Everhardus Schiffmacher is a Dutch tattoo artist with international fame. His tattoo artistry has been featured in exhibits, books and on television. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and Kurt Cobain, are among his clients. He studied at the Reclame School REX in Frederiksplein, Amsterdam.
Paul Timman is known for his tribal designs, hand painted tattoo work in movies and celebrity clients – and dinnerware. He was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1972 and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1995 with a degree in sculptured glass. His first job was at the Toledo Tattoo Company, the oldest tattoo studio in the region. He moved to LA in 1997 to work at Timman moved to Los Angeles and got a job at one of the most famous tattoo Sunset Strip Tattoo in Hollywood. His clients include Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, Busta Rhymes, Pamela Anderson, Mark Wahlberg, and Billy Bob Thornton. In 2008 Paul Timman partnered with Ink Dish to create a line of porcelain dinnerware.
Katherine Drachenberg is also known as Kat Von D. She is one of the most well-known names in tattoo artistry due to her TLC reality show “LA Ink.” Born March 8, 1982 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Kat got her first tattoo at 14 and quit school at 16 to become a tattoo artist. She worked at 305 Ink in Miami, where she appeared on TLC’s “Miami Ink.” Her current studio, High Voltage Tattoo, is in Hollywood, California. She holds the Guinness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400. She has published two books and created a make-up line for Sephora, making her one of the nost famous tattoo artists today.