Jay Blondel aka Gentle Jay from Ink Master
In this week’s Artist Spotlight we caught up with Jay Blondel from Alchemy Tattoo in Bellmore, New York. Some may recognize Jay Blondel from Spike TV’s hit tattoo series Ink Master. Jay Blondel also known as “Gentle Jay” has made a name for himself giving solid tattoos that will last the test of time. Gentle Jay has been tattooing since the late 90’s and knows how to do clean, crisp and bold tattoos that will look good today as well as 10 years from now. Jay comes from a time in tattoo history where you did not “specialize” in a particular style but in versatility. We caught up with Jay before heading out to the Providence Tattoo Art and Tattoo Convention.
You have been tattooing since 1999 and have seen the industry change from taboo to the mainstream; what do you feel shifted this change?
It started with more females getting tattoos, girls like Jenna Jameson with that little heartbreaker tattoo on her ass. From there it became really popular and once hot girls are ok with something it spreads like legs at a prom… (laughing) Continue reading Jay Blondel aka Gentle Jay from Ink Master