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Famous Male Tattoo Artists

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List of famous male tattoo artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male tattoo artists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being tattoo artists. There are thousand of males working as tattoo artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic tattoo artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a tattoo artist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like George Burchett and Chris Garver.

While this isn't a list of all male tattoo artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male tattoo artists?" and "Who are the best male tattoo artists?"


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    Alan Oversby was one of the primary figures in the development of contemporary body piercing in Europe. He was better known by his professional name Mr. Sebastian.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1933-1996)
    • Profession: Art Teacher, Tattoo artist
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    Ami James, is an Israeli-born tattoo artist. His father, an American, converted to Judaism three years prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Israeli army and met James' mother. James lived in both Israel and Egypt as a child, and spent much of his childhood without his father who left the ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Israel
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Miami Ink, NY Ink, Worldwide Tribe
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    Darren Brass is an American tattoo artist. He was featured in the reality television show Miami Ink.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Presenter
    • Credits: Miami Ink
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    Dan Smith, aka Dan Under, is a New Zealand tattooist and musician. At the age of six, he moved to Auckland. Spending his childhood captured by music, Dan played in many bands all the way up until his early twenties. In 2001, after an intensive visual tattoo education from Dean Parkin and Dan Andersen of ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Musician, Singer, Presenter
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    Alex Binnie

    Alex Binnie is an illustrator.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Illustrator
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    Chris Garver is a tattoo artist featured on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink. Garver was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Garver's mother was an artist and encouraged his interest in painting and ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Presenter
    • Credits: Miami Ink
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    Chris Nunez is an American tattoo artist. He is the owner of Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery, a tattoo shop located in Miami, Florida, and a judge on the Spike TV network's reality competition, Ink Master, in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Entrepreneur, Presenter
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    Sailor Jerry
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    Norman Keith Collins was a prominent American tattoo artist, famous for his tattooing of sailors; he was also known as "Sailor Jerry". An annual event now takes place in Hawaii called the "Sailor Jerry Festival".more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1911-1973)
    • Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Sailor
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    Corey Miller is a tattoo artist and television personality. He began tattooing at the age of 15. He is the owner of a tattoo shop in Upland, California called Six Feet Under. He was one of the core tattoo artists on the reality television show LA Ink. Miller specializes in black and gray portraits and ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Upland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Presenter
    • Credits: LA Ink, Mob Rules
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    Thomas Pendelton
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    Thomas Pendelton is a tattoo artist and television personality.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Presenter
    • Credits: Inked, Tattoo Highway
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    Manfred Kohrs

    Manfred Kohrs is a German tattooist and conceptual artist, who has been tattooing since 1974. He was a student of Horst Heinrich Streckenbach. Together they developed a rotary tattoo machine from 1974 - 1978 and the barbell piercing in 1975. In 1977 Kohrs founded the first German Tattoo Artist ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Painter
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    Guy Aitchison

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    Guy Aitchison
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    Guy Aitchison is a tattoo artist and a painter born in Michigan. Aitchison began painting album covers in 1985 and began tattooing in 1988. He has also released several books. He owns a studio called Hyper Space Studios with his wife, Michele Wortman, who is also a tattoo artist and painter. They were ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Painter
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    Dan Henk

    Daniel Jonathan Henk is an American artist and writer, noted for his work in tattooing and painting. He has produced record-album covers, political cartoons, controversial articles, and a variety of other media. Growing up a disaffected army brat, his early life revolved around a punk rock subculture ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Painter, Writer
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    Lyle Tuttle
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    Lyle Tuttle is a well-known American tattoo artist and historian of the medium, who has been tattooing since 1949.more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Ukiah, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist
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    Jonathan Shaw

    Jonathan D. Shaw is a New York-born tattoo artist and writer, best known for his innovative tribal tattoos in the early nineties and his contributions as founder and managing editor of International Tattoo Art Magazine for several years. He is the son of big band leader, Artie Shaw.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Writer
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    Hendrikus Johannes Everhardus "Henk" Schiffmacher, also known as Hanky Panky, is a Dutch tattoo artist. He is considered an expert within the field of body decoration, having curated exhibitions, written books, and presented television shows on the subject. Schiffmacher has claimed members of the Red ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Harderwijk, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Tattoo artist
    • Credits: Bobo's in the bush
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    Cliff Raven

    Cliff Raven Ingram was one of a handful of tattoo artists who pioneered the adoption of the Japanese tattoo aesthetic in the U.S. Born in Indiana as "Clifford H. Ingram," Cliff later shortened his first name and adopted his business name of "Raven" as his legal middle name, largely to facilitate mail ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1932-2001)
    • Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist
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    George Burchett

    George 'Professor' Burchett was born George Burchett-Davis on August 23, 1872, in the English seaside town of Brighton, East Sussex and became one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world. Having been expelled from school at 12 for tattooing his classmates, he joined the Royal Navy at 13, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1872-1953)
    • Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tattoo artist
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    Greg Kulz

    Greg Kulz is a San Francisco-based tattoo artist whose work has been considered highly influential in the Modern Primitive Movement. He is also known for pioneering both fluorescent and luminescent tattoos. He is featured in the RE/Search publications book Modern Primitives, written by V. Vale and ...more

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    • Profession: Tattoo artist
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    Oliver Peck

    Oliver Peck is a businessperson and the ex-husband of Kat von D.more

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    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Businessperson
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