The Top 10 Richest Tattoo Artists in the World 2016

The Top 10 Richest Tattoo Artists in the World 2016

It used to be that tattoos were the domain of rock stars and those serving time in prison. Not anymore, as tattoos are slowly but surely becoming more acceptable in the mainstream. Even celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba and Charlize Theron sport a tattoo or two.

These tattoo artists can liken their work to that of a painter, with the only difference being that they use the human body as a canvas. On average, they can earn around $100 per hour of service. For the really good and popular ones, that number may increase several times over. Some can charge a higher rate owing to their skill and the demand for their services.

Others may ask for a huge fee because of their popularity brought about by their exposure in television shows. Indeed, tattoo shops have been the subject of several reality shows and it has boosted the stock of its artists so much so that they have emerged on top of this list.The Top 10 Richest Tattoo Artists in the World 2016.

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Scott Campbell:-

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell is a New York based American artist and tattoo artist. He now has a substantial list of celebrity clients including Sting, Robert Downey, Jr., Courtney Love, Orlando Bloom, Josh Hartnett, and Marc Jacobs.

  • Income , Earning : –  $1,000 for first hour/ $200 every succeeding
  • Born: 1977, Louisiana, United States
  • Spouse: Lake Bell (m. 2013)

Ami James:-

Ami James

Ami James, is an Israeli-born tattoo artist. His father, an American, converted to Judaism three years prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Israeli army and met James’ mother.

  • Income , Earning :-  $500 per hour
  • Born: April 6, 1972 (age 41), Israel
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • TV shows: Miami Ink, NY Ink, Worldwide Tribe
  • Nationality: American, Israeli

Anil Gupta:-

Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta is renowned for his realistic portraits and accurate rendition of artwork. He once copied a cover of the 1974 album by the Grateful Dead entitled “Skeletons from the Closet.” The tattoo was so exact and faithful to the original that it looked photocopied. Gupta can also do elaborate Celtic knotwork with intricate patterns and designs. He is also known for his tribal inspired tattoos and abstract pieces. He also has the ability to tattoo paintings made by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Salvador Dali. Some of his clients include the likes of celebrities like John McEnroe, Christian Slater and Rosie O’ Donnell. Interested clients should book a session with him six months in advance.

  • Income , Earning :- $450 per hour

Paul Booth:-

Kat Von D

Paul Booth is an American tattoo artist who has worked for bands Slipknot, Mudvayne, Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly and Sepultura.

  • Income , Earning :- $300 per hour
  • Born: April 23, 1968 (age 45), United States of America
  • Artwork: Disaffected soul, Icarus Syndrome, The Fibonacci Worm, Delusions, Neglect, Lamb of God, The Voices, Defiance
  • Movies: Paul Booth’s Last Rites: Vol. 1

Kat Von D:-

Kat Von D

Katherine von Drachenberg, best known as Kat Von D, is an American tattoo artist, model, musician and television personality.

  • Income , Earning :- $200 + per hour
  • Born: March 8, 1982 (age 31), Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Height: 1.76 m
  • Spouse: Oliver Peck (m. 2003–2007)
  • Movies and TV shows: LA Ink, Miami Ink, The Bleeding, Interactive Lower Back Tattoos
  • Books: Go Big or Go Home, High Voltage Tattoo
  • Nationality: Mexican, American

Stephanie Tamez:-

Stephanie Tamez

Stephanie Tamez had her training in graphic design work before she shifted her focus to tattooing. She works in the famed New York shop called Adorned. She specializes in typography, as tattoos of lettering and fonts allows a Spartan, yet elegant, design. She also likes to mix up fonts and see what would work. Tamez always discuss with her clients if the tattoos would look good after a certain period of time. As it is something permanent, she discourages clients with unrealistic goals.

  • Income , Earning :- $200 per hour

Brandon Bond:-

Brandon Bond

Brandon Bond is one of the most successful and most published tattoo artists in the world. He is based in Atlanta where he has a couple of shops, namely All or Nothing Tattoo and Anti Art Elite. He also owns Stranglehold, a company that sells any tattoo-related products, from movies and books to clothes and arts. Bond is a fast worker and requires a two-hour minimum charge, meaning he will charge at least $400 per session.

  • Income , Earning :- $200 per hour

Dave Tedder:-

Dave Tedder

Dave Tedder started out as a piercer in South Carolina, a state that considers the art of tattooing as illegal. He then moved to Florida to learn more about the art. He eventually settled in Bulldog Tattoo where Holden Ritchison mentored him. The two then left Bulldog to join Babylon Tattoo. It was there that Tedder learned from artists like Novi Filopovich and John Coiro.

  • Income , Earning :- $150 per hour

Bob Tyrrell:-

Bob Tyrrell

Bob Tyrrell is an American tattoo artist currently based in Warren, Michigan.His tattoos are so life-like that it looks like an animate object. He started tattooing when he was already 34, but he sure made up quickly for lost time as he has made a name for himself in the business. Tyrrell specializes in realistic black and gray portraits.

  • Income , Earning :- $150 per hour

Mike Rubendall:-

Mike Rubendall

Mike Rubendall used to work for Adorned but now has his own tattoo shop. He has been featured in the TLC series “Tattoo Wars.” Rubendall favors tattoos inspired by the Eastern culture, mostly Japanese in origin. That is why you will see him do a lot of koi fishes and cherry blossoms. He also does horror and neo-traditional tattoos, mixing Eastern art with demons and ghouls. His schedule is packed, however, so be prepared to book up to one year in advance.

  • Income , Earning :- $125 per hour

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