Our mission at Stay Gold Tattoos is pretty simple: we offer real tattoo designs by real tattoo artists. With that guiding principle in mind we reached out to James Hamilton of Love Hate Tattoos on South Beach (home of the TV show Miami Ink!) to be our inaugural artist, and we are proud to introduce his Koi Fish and Rising Phoenix tattoos!
James began his career in art at the ripe age of 14 years old when he was accepted to DASH, a prestigious school for the arts in Miami Beach. What started out as a hustle to go to the same school as his best friend quickly turned into a newfound passion for the arts and the rest is history.
Now a respected tattoo artist (James has been named one of the Top 6 in Miami!) with thousands of tattoos under his hand, a husband, and a proud father of three, James has been a part of Miami's tattoo industry since he started out at Tattoos by Lou in 1998. Although not featured on the show himself, James was instrumental during Miami Ink's hit TV series as acting manager of the "regular" shop.
A man of many talents, James is a distinguished painter, fashion designer, and digital artist as well. Co-Founder of Ruthless & Toothless, a tattoo-inspired children's clothing line, James has an entrepreneurial spirit and is always looking for new mediums of expression for his work. Knowing that we wanted to showcase real tattoo designs by real tattoo artists, James was eager to join the forefront of temporary tattoo design and lend us his skills.
We've set the bar high with James' designs, and we aim to continue being able to live up to the artistic integrity of the tattooing tradition. To keep up-to-date with our artists, designs, and SALES! make sure to sign-up for our newsletter, follow us on IG, and make sure to #IStayGold as you shine in our tattoos!
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