Contact Bobby directly to schedule your appointment!
Bobby Trefz is a man who has dedicated his life to his great love, tattooing. He is a proud father of a pretty rad kid, a loving husband, and a begrudging cat lady dude who can scarf a box of cereal in one go. A sketch addict with no particular specialty, because man, he’s just happy tattooin’. Each piece from Bobby comes with 100% heart at no extra cost.
Scurvy Dan did his apprenticeship with Art Machine under Tim Pangburn mostly. His style reflects a love of traditional tattooing and cats. Mostly cats. Don’t quote us on that though. Bio and portfolio coming soon!
Bobby is currently working off of a wait list. Please use the contact form on this page to e-mail Bobby directly for consideration.
Bobby is our sweet Alabama mystery. I’ve been asking him for a bio for months, but he either keeps forgetting or is too modest to write a bio about himself. Thinking it’s probably the latter. So as far as I can tell you, Bobby is a quiet guy. He’s actually more like an art ninja. Even though his color work is beautiful, he thrives on black and gray tattoos and could do script tattoos for days. Bobby enjoys various ninja activities such as shadow boxing, picnicing on rooftops, and drawing ridiculous pictures on our white board in our clean room. He’ll sit up all night drawing or sketching out a tattoo for a client and he does it all with a ton of enthusiasm.
I’d love to hear from you! Please use SolomonCustom@zoho.com to send any ideas or inquiries. When e-mailing about a tattoo, please provide your idea as well as size and possible placement. Thanks!
I’m Nicholas Solomon - I studied design at Penn State University and now work as a tattoo artist, freelance illustrator, and designer in Philadelphia. My style has a basis in traditional western tattooing (old school), but over time has developed to include the colors and details that are missing in many traditional designs. Rather than simply using shadows to create depth, I incorporate color theory and design principles into every piece I create.
I’ve been creating digital content and illustration for twelve years and have worked with NBC, Mattel, Totes/Isotoner, Quattro Press, Sourpuss Clothing Co., and Darkside UK clothing. As a freelance illustrator, I can work with traditional mediums or digitally.
Please email via the contact form on this page in regards to tattoo inquiries.
Ryan was born in 1985 in southeast Michigan and started tattooing in late 2005. He came to us as a guest artist while he was a full time tattoo artist in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA which is where he lived for 4 years. With a main focus on American traditional style tattooing and the inquisitive thoughtfulness of the individual wearer, Ryan is always thrilled to accommodate and loves working with individuals and their designs! He has recently found his passion for building tattoo machines and also paints in his free time.
Ryan is a dedicated, hardworking family man. He is married and has two daughters. Ryan likes to travel and does guest spots when his schedule allows.
Tim is not currently accepting any new clients. Please keep an eye on both his and our social media channels and websites for updates on when he will be reopening his wait list. Thanks!
Clients are called no more than twice to book, and if they don’t respond, they get removed from the list. Tim receives many inquiries about booking, and it’s not fair to potential clients if someone is taking up a spot and not scheduling an appointment. Tim thanks everyone for their support, and is looking forward to working on new projects in 2015.
I started tattooing in 1998 in a small town in South Jersey. I did an old fashioned apprenticeship, with plenty of solder fumes, bleach stained pants, and clown costumes.
One thing I was taught early on was that you should be able to do any tattoo that walks in the door. Because of this, I consider myself a very well rounded artist. I can shift from style to style based on client preference. My preferred style is new school; however, I feel equally comfortable with traditional, realism, portraiture, black and grey, biomechanical, and above all else, cover ups. My love for cover ups is based on the very things that most artists find most frustrating about them. They are challenging, unpredictable, and often can’t be planned for in the same way you would with any other tattoo.
Every step in my career has been part of a much larger picture, and has led me to open my own studio. Art Machine Productions is located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is a 2700sf gallery and tattoo studio, with lots of open space and high ceilings. The decor is relaxed, very zen, and inspired by the dichotomy of modern industrial and Eastern religion.
In 2012, I began filming with Magilla Entertainment for TLC’s newest tattoo show, “America’s Worst Tattoos”. On the show, I was one of three artists that covers up a client’s unwanted tattoo with something they would [hopefuly] love for years to come. The show was a wonderful experience and I am humbled to have been chosen to participate alongside two incredibly talented artists such as Megan Massacre and Jeremy Swan.
When I’m not in the studio, I can normally be found in the kitchen or the backyard, hanging out with my family or pets, and making various items of pure deliciousness.
1345 Frankford Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19125
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