America's Tattoo Industry
Most Expensive Tattoo Artists
Tattooing has been practiced for many centuries all over the world. The first written record dates back to the Neolithic times in 10,200 BC where a mummy was discovered in the Alps covered in more than 50 tattoos on various parts of his body. The stigma attached to having tattoos has always carried a negative perception in society as being rebellious, deviant, and even criminal. Today, the stigma still exist but with less opposition and have become more mainstream as actors, musicians and athletes can be seen sporting a few tattoo themselves. Reality shows like Miami Ink, LA Ink, and Ink Masters even created celebrities out of tattoo artists themselves. The tattoo industry has grown increasingly over the years as well as laser tattoo removal services with over 200 tattoo parlors and Dermatologists in NYC alone that provide tattoo removal services. Here we look at the top 6 most expensive tattoo artists in the nation.
6. Paul Booth
Tattoo Artist: Paul Booth
Parlor: Dark Images
Location: New York, NY
Style/Specialty: realistic horror and gothic designs done in grayscale and demon-laden pieces
Famous Clients: Band members of Sepultura, Pantera and Slipknot
Rate per Hour: $300 per hour.
5. Anil Gupta
Parlor: Ink Line Studio
Location: Manhattan, NY
Style/Specialty: Realistic portraits, accurate copy of fine artworks, Celtic knotwork, tribal designs & abstract pieces.
High Profile Clients: John McEnroe, Christian Slater, Rosie O'Donnell
Rate per Hour: $450 per hour.
4. Brandon Bond
Parlor: All or Nothing Tattoo & Anti Art Elite
Location: Atlanta, GA
Style/Specialty: Gothic, nature and demon designs
High Profile Clients: NAS, Kelis, Peter Moyland & Jordan Schafer.
Rate per Hour: $500 dollar deposit is required with a five-hour minimum.
3. Ami James
Parlor: Love Hate Social Club
Location: London, UK & Miami, FL
Style/Specialty: Japanese style designs
Famous Clients: Corey Taylor, Ami James & Bai Ling
Rate per Hour: $500 per hour.
2. Kat von D
Parlor: High Voltage Tattoo
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Style/Specialty: Realistic portraits designs
Famous Clients: Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, The Game, Eve & Jared Leto
Rate per Hour: $700 per hour.
1. Scott Campbell
Parlor: Saved Tattoo
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Style/Specialty: Typography and antique ornamentation designs
Famous Clients: Marc Jacobs, Health Ledger, Josh Harnett, Orlando Bloom & Penelope Cruz
Rate per Hour: $1000 for initial hour. $200 for every succeeding hours.
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