A tattoo artist (tattoo master, a collar) is a person who creates images on the human body by introducing special pigments into the skin. In ancient times, primitive tools were used for the tattooing process, such as sharpened wooden sticks and knitting needles. Currently professional tattooists work with special tattoo machines using the principle of electromagnetic induction. The tattoo artist can work on the basis of flash paper sketches or create a drawing directly on the client's skin, the so-called freehand. Tattoo masters can take part in tattoo festivals that take place in different cities around the world. As part of such events, ordinary visitors can get a tattoo from any master you like, it is especially convenient when the master comes from another city or country.
Kim Saigh (born 25 June 1973 in Westlake, Ohio) is an American tattoo artist and television person. She is best known for her American tattoo series LA Ink. Kim Saigh was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Kim remained in Chicago from 1994 to 2006 and pursued her early tattoo career. She worked in Innocent Productions from 1996 to 1999 with Aitchison. Kim opened her own tattoo shop "Cherry Bomb Tattoo" in 1999. Kim came to Los Angeles in 2006 to give a new direction to her tattoo career. In 2009, Kim opened a memorial tattoo in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Shawn Barber.
Chris Garver is a tattooist from US. He is best known for having appeared on the Miami Ink television show. He is the youngest of three brothers. He started experimenting with tattoos at the age of seventeen, after selling his electric bass to buy a tattoo team. He prepared academically for a year and was apprenticed for six months, retouching old tattoos that needed to be recoloured.
He is known to be the tattoo artist of rock stars, such as Kerry King, even with Slayer during the tour known as Tattoo the Earth, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), members of the band Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir, Slipknot and WWE wrestler The Undertaker, etc. According to Paul Booth, he tattooed Ozzy Osbourne's arm at Ozzfest Music Festival in 2006.
Maud learned from Gus the traditional tattoo technique known as hand poked or stick and poke, and became a talented artist and the first professional tattoo woman known in the US. Both were among the few tattoo artists who worked by hand, that is, without the help of the modern tattoo machine, which already existed at that time.