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Christopher Núñez (born April 11, 1973) is an American tattoo artist, television personality, and entrepreneur. He is the owner of Handcrafted Tattoo and Art Gallery, a tattoo shop located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was a judge on the reality television show Ink Master.

and later became a judge on the Spike network's reality competition, Ink Master, in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic skills. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

American tattoo artist, former Miami Ink cast member, and current Ink Master judge Chris Nunez has had an storied tattoo art career. The Florida based artist and entrepreneur has built a near 30-year career off the back of hard work and talent. (Source: nextluxury.com)

According to his employer the Paramount Network, at 21: “Nuñez packed his bags for a short trip to Brazil and ended up staying for five years. He then traveled through Europe for three years, which enabled him to work with his favorite tattoo artists. The experience expanded both his artistic sense and his knowledge of tattooing.” (Source: nextluxury.com)

“The way we grew up as tattoo artists 20 years ago was when a client came through the door, you had to do what they wanted. You had to be able to fill that order no matter what.” (Source: nextluxury.com)

Ink Master on Spike featured tattoo artists competing in various challenges assessing specific tattoo and related artistic skills, tattooing volunteers known as a human canvas. At least one contestant is eliminated each episode, until the last contestant standing receives a $100,000 prize, title of Ink Master, and a featured story in Inked Magazine. (Source: nextluxury.com “I think tattooing has kind of hit an almost a Renaissance form of art. You have so many crossover artists; you have so many graffiti artists that became tattoo artists, you have sign painting, classic painting, pop painters, all these different art forms.” (Source:nextluxury.com)) The show often features guests and celebrity judges - such as the legendary tattoo artist and artist: Ron English, who serves as a mentor and gives

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Even though "Ink Master" was canceled and production on its live finale was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Núñez couldn't be in better spirits. Not only did he use his time in quarantine to launch an app, but he's refined his perspective on life and his platform, as well. Between creating a blueprint for artists to monetize their work after going through many "bad deals" himself, to using his TV earnings to finance productions, Núñez has been busy. And while he's excited for fans to see his new work on screen, he also "can't wait" to get back behind the needle.

And we became really good friends, and we started like that. Then we went and caught lunch together. And next thing you know, we were at each other's families' holidays, snowboarding trips together, and probably about a year and a half ago, he had introduced me to [co-founder] Simon [Abitbol] as well in that time. (Source: www.nickiswift.com)

He and Simon were big proponents of ELEAGUE and that was really their work ... Simon was an amazing developer and Toby was heavily invested in tech. And we were always talking about different ways that we could do things where I could work art into gaming. So over the course of time, we kind of went down a road of becoming friends ... and finally coming up on something based out of the fact that I was a judge on a competition show. (Source: www.nickiswift.com)

Right, so I actually did that for a really long time. And still actually do. So, being that I'm a tattooer, being that I've traveled the world tattooing and learned my craft being on airplanes more than being stationed in one particular city or shop, I have all these great friends. And really these are the people that were inspirations to me throughout my career for different stylistic reasons, for different composition reasons, for all different artistic reasons that I always was like, "Wow, that was really cool the way they did this or they did this. I need to try to incorporate that into my style because I'm lacking here." (Source: www.nickiswift.com)

So Simon built us such a robust platform and again, built it through the pandemic in such a relatively short amount of time, with all of our very small staff that we have, everybody's Zooming back and forth, nobody together. Simon came up with something that, for me, the first time he gave it to me to use it, I couldn't believe it. I was blown away. I sat on it for five hours. You know what I mean? Because you always hear, "Hey, we're going to do this and we're going to do that," but then when you have something in your hands that's real for an artist especially, we have a lot of things come our way, but never come to fruition. And this thing was a real thing in my hand, I was completely taken back. (Source: www.nickiswift.com) on October 10, 2009

 

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