Hi – I’m Justin. I have been tattooing professionally since 2001. You may know me from The Edge Tattoo and Vipers Nest II. I also owned and operated Apache Ink Tattoo in Chicopee for 3 years.
I started drawing tattoo art at a very young age after watching my father’s friend tattoo at parties at our house. (That was long before tattooing was legal here!) I had an instant affinity for tattooing and have been studying and learning about it most of my life. With a strong attraction to drawing and the arts, my main concentration has been in realism and portraits. But I also have a strong background in comic and cartoon illustrations, airbrushing, wood carving, pyrography, and graphic arts – so I’m frequently commissioned to design logos, flyers, digital art, etc. You get the picture, no pun intended!
I’m versatile in many artistic styles of tattooing from black and grey/color realism to American traditional – although I will admit my favorite is grey-scale realism. It’s important to me to design a piece that fits your personality, flows with your body, and captures the overall significance of what this tattoo means to you. I take pride in my work and want you to be happy with your new tattoo and to take pride in it as well. I look forward to working with you and creating that special tattoo together.