Where It All Started: Tattoo Artists Share Their Origin Stories

Every great journey has a beginning. We talk to our panel of artists about the road they took to become the artists they are today. Their stories are often hilarious, occasionally cringe-inducing and always inspiring. Whether they got their start working out of a dorm room at a college they didn’t attend or by going up against the local laws and customs, all of these artists have an intriguing origin story to tell.

Tattooers, let us know how you got your start in the comments below.

Inked has rounded up all of your favorite tattooers for another season of Tattoo Artists React. This season we’ll be asking them about the first tattoo that they ever did, what they think about name tattoos and we’ll find out if they can identify celebrities by their tattoos. You’ll watch them rip into some of the worst tattoos on Earth and laugh until your sides out as they tell us about the worst clients they’ve ever had to deal with. It’s going to be a season filled with excitement, hilarity and even the occasional tear. New episodes will be posted every Friday.

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This season’s stars:

Aaron Is.
Angel Rose
Bob Jones
Britt Whitman
Cam Pohl
Creepy Jason
Elva Stefanie
Evan Olin
Fabio Fontinelle
Frank Ready III
Gian Karle
Gianna Phillips
Grilla the Dog
Holli Marie
Hunmin Ji
Jaded Moon
Jimmy Snaz
Joe Smith
Josh Payne
Katie McGowan
Kelly Doty
Laura Marie
Mark Longenecker
Melise Hill
Mike McAskill
Mikhail Andersson
Oba Jackson
Robbie Rippoll
Scotty Whitaker
Zack Hunter

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  1. You can't Mimic 3 Dogs Teeth mark Leftover Tattoo Bite on Human Skin That's like The Hardware + Software + Beware … Will Shit my pants never on purpose 😂 Charisma tic

  2. It's but I believe anyone who has both hands can if forced either against their will or through their will can become semi ambidextrous my grandfather is left handed but in school he was forced to use his right hand but now he can use his right hand to do things he never could have without being forced to do that.

  3. Did she really just say that she worked as a dominatrix at a dungeon and than not explain that further tf???
    We need the full story

  4. I got a cross from a LK and he told me if I passed out he was leaving me on the tracks behind his house lol…10 years later I’m starting a realism sleeve.

  5. Mad props to the dude who lost his arm and relearned how to write and draw with his non-dominant hand. I've got both arms, but I definitely use both hands when I'm painting, sometimes, there's no better angle than the one you get with your non-dominant hand.