Merv Heiner Black Lotus Tattoo
In this week’s Artist Spotlight we caught up with Merv Heiner of Black Lotus Tattoo. Merv’s unique tattoo style gives his clients a new twist to new school tattoos. He prides himself on being able to tattoo in almost any style of tattooing – just don’t ask him for your new tribal armband. We caught up with Merv Heiner to discuss tattooing and where he sees himself in the future.
How long have you been tattooing?
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 years. I was an apprentice for 2 years before I started tattooing full time, so I’ve been in the industry one way or another for 8 years. Continue reading Merv Heiner Black Lotus Tattoo
Myke Chambers Seven Swords Tattoo Company
In keeping with our promise to bring you the best artists from around the globe we our proud to bring you this week’s Artist Spotlight. Our Artist Spotlight is on Myke Chambers of Seven Swords Tattoo Company in Philadelphia, PA. Myke Chambers is truly a master of the craft of tattooing, making his mark in the style of traditional tattoos with a side of Japanese. Myke’s bold, bright and saturated tattoos will surely stand out in a crowd.
We caught up with Myke in between appointments and before heading out to his next convention.
I remember briefly meeting you by Philadelphia Eddie’s booth at the 2nd Annual Asheville Tattoo Fest and remember you saying that you started to tattoo in the early/mid 90’s; how did you decide that tattooing was your life’s calling? Continue reading Myke Chambers Seven Swords Tattoo Company
Emily Elegado of Rose & Ruins Tattoo
In this Artist Spotlight we caught up with Emily Elegado of Rose & Ruins Tattoo in South Carolina. Some may quickly recognize Emily Elegado from Spike TV’s hit series Ink Master as the quick witty and confrontational tattoo artist. All we have to say is don’t judge Emily by her “role” on TV as we quickly learned how down to earth and passionate she is about art, tattoos and her tattoo family. We had the pleasure of catching up with Emily Elegado between conventions and appointments. Continue reading Emily Elegado of Rose & Ruins Tattoo