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List of Famous Tattoo Artists

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List of famous tattoo artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top tattoo artists in the world? This includes the most prominent tattoo artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable tattoo artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic tattoo artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned tattoo artists.

This list includes Kat Von D, Alan Oversby and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known tattoo artists to the lesser known tattoo artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the tattoo artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous tattoo artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous tattoo artists?" then you're in the right place. (59 items)
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    Kat Von D

    Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Tattoo Artists
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    Kat Von D, best known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-born American tattoo artist, model, musician and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink, which premiered August 7, 2007, in the United States and ran for four seasons. more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Television producer, Model, Actor, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Lemmy, LA Ink, MTV and VH1 Grammy Night Live, Miami Ink
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    Alan Oversby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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 listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tattoo Artists
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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: 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 listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tattoo Artists
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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: 43
    • Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Presenter
    • Credits: Miami Ink
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    Dan Smith

    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: 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: 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: 45
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • 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: 42
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Tattoo artist, Entrepreneur, Presenter
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