Southern AZ Ink Master: Anthony Michaels continues to be a master of his craft

Updated: Mar. 3, 2020 at 10:59 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - His love for tattooing at an early age has taken him as far as winning national competitions.

Anthony Michaels is no stranger in his hometown.

After winning Season 7 of the hit show Ink Master, Michaels expresses how grateful he is for the recognition he gets on a daily basis. His impact has people from across the country booking Michaels to leave a permanent impression on them.

“Tattooing became a thing for me in seventh grade. I remember seeing a teacher during recess, his sleeve kinda rose up and I dropped the basketball or whatever I was doing. Ran over there and asked ‘what is that?’ He explained the process and it clicked.”

Since his grand victories, Michaels opened his own shop. Now, a little over a year later, he’s joined by multiple tattoo artists who help complete and balance out the work environment.

“I really want to use my platform to see if I can make a positive difference in this industry,” he said.

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