The most important quality we look for in sponsoring an artist is their potential and desire to better themselves in their art. We want to build a company based around our artists instead of the product. Our goal is to actually listen to our clients and have them help us formulate the best tattoo ink on the market. Tattoo ink companies know that the more artists they sponsor the more money they will make. This leads an oversaturated amount of “sponsored artists” and cheapens the value of the entire concept. We believe that being sponsored should hold a higher value than a marketing ploy. Because of this we decided to create a different format for sponsorship. Teachers and students.

Colt Brown

Colt's Timeless Tattoos - Appleton, WI

David Vega

Devotion Tattoo Studio - Austin, TX

Erick Holguin

The Tattoo Dojo - Roswell, GA

Quin Hernandez

Private Studio Artist - Texarkana, Texas

Wil Hilderbrand

Impulse Ink - Acworth, GA

Austin Fields

Cincinnati, Ohio

Michael Perry

Sanctuary Tattoo Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Spooks Joya

Pride N Envy Tattoos - Kissimmee, FL

Brian Zolotas

Inkfatuation Tattoo - Port Heueneme, CA

Jorge Lopez

Empire Inks Studio - Appleton, WI

Jhon Gutti

Outer Limits Tattoo - Long Beach, CA

Owen Paulls

Traveling Artist - London, UK

Harrison Daniel

Emerald Ink - Perth, Western Australia

Josh Sara

Timeless Culture - Burleigh, Queensland

Tripps Kahai

Eclectic Flesh Tattoos - Honolulu, Hawaii

Dee Sanchez

Dark Horse Gallery - Baltimore, MD

Corey Popp


David Gluck

Duncan, British Columbia

Angel Bustos

Angelstat2 Studio

Matthew Phillips

Empire Inks Studio - Appleton, WI

Bobby Cupparo

Inklogy Art Gallery - Manhattan, New York

Kasey Gonzales

Pinz and Needlez Tattoo Studio - Edgewood, Maryland


Black Sparrow Tattoo - San Clemente, California.

El Mono

El Mono de Tinta - Seville, Spain

Jen Umlauf

Supreme Tattoo Society - Appleton, Wisconsin

Cecilia Baldoni

Street Dogs Tattoo & Mods - San Severino Marche, Italy

Alfonzo Cortez

Revolution Tattoo Studio - Austin, Texas

Reed Gaechter

High Priestess Tattoo - Eugene, Oregon

Andrew Black

Ace Custom Tattoo - Charlotte, North Carolina

Brian Mahovetz

Rorschach Gallery - Edison, New Jersey

Lui Renzo

Rorschach Gallery - Edison, New Jersey

Erik Lockaby

9th Island Tattoo - Las Vegas, Nevada

Char McGaughy

Gold Dust Tattoos - Dallas, Texas

Michael Sarmiento

Living Legacy Tattoos, West Palm Beach

Dustin Swinks

Memorial Tattoo - Atlanta, Georgia

Kirbys Delgado

Vasterorts Black - Stockholm, Sweden

Fernando Simon

Silver Compass Tattoo - Austin, Texas

Tony Thai

Toxic Monkey Tattoo - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mike DuBois

Traveling Tattooer - Chicago / Iowa

Vern Kittler

Greenseed Studios

Dan Reese

Inksters Tattoo Studio - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Michael Blais

Cardinal Tattoo - Newington, Connecticut

Are you interested in being a part of the Empire Inks Sponsored Artist Team?

To start the process, fill out the application below for more information. All applications are reviewed by a team of artists. Each is reviewed individually and voted on by a formal sponsorship committee. Once you have submitted this form, our panel of artists will review your online portfolio and will contact you directly if more information is needed.


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