A seasoned tattoo artist specializing in portraits and color realism, Roman was introduced to tattooing at a young age when his uncle Jerry gave him his first tattoo machine. He does not stick to his home base shop to showcase his skills, instead featuring his talents worldwide and doing guest spots at tattoo shops around the world. Family is central to Roman’s life, as he has two daughters. His unique experiences, professionally and personally, have more than prepared him for anything and everything this competition will send his way. Roman was honored with the Tattoo Society’s Artist of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010.
I’m a tattoo artist because it beats doing road construction for a living. Haha!
Honestly except for London, my first impression was: who the hell are these people? I have been tattooing a long time and I had no idea who anyone was. Overall everyone turned out to be pretty cool people.
This season you’ll see some good tattoos and maybe even a little bit of drama.
What makes a tattoo "great?"
When people can’t believe it’s a tattoo, when it looks like it’s been air-brushed on them or when you have people shocked.