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Who is Tommy Montoya?
Tommy Montoya is a tattoo artist based in California. He works at the Klockwork Tattoo Club.
The Netflix star rose to prominence after featuring in NY Ink in 2011.
The tattoos artist headlined the 2019’s Father Falls Tattoo Expo along with Ryan Ashley Malarkey.
He is mainly recognized for his persistent 20 years of West-coast black-and-gray tattooing, after rising to fame on television shows.
Tommy isn’t just a tattoo artist, but also a husband and a father to his son.
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Tattoo artist Tommy isn’t a stranger to the camera, as he was on NY Ink.
From 2011 to 2013, he was best known for appearing on the show, after Ami James revealed he had handpicked the finest tattoo artists around.
He was also reunited with Ami and a few cast members in 2018, for another show called The Tattoo Shop.
Tommy has some matching tattoos with his brother Mikey, including a Heckle and Jeckle, as they always messed around growing up.
From tattooing people like basketball legend Kobe Bryant on clients’ arms, to covering up bad pieces of ink, Tommy can do it all.
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Meet Tommy Montoya on Instagram
His Instagram account has over 233,000 followers and mainly feature his tattoo designs. Take a look at some of his posts here.
He talks a little bit about the pressure he feels to do cover-ups. In a photo caption, Tommy wrote: “Sometimes the small tattoos are really fun to do.
“Sometimes if I feel the pressure to do a cover I stop and tell myself “I don’t feel pressure, cause pressure’s for tires!
“Ross Nagle told me that years ago and it stuck.”
Most of his work includes cover-ups, and it’s clearly well-known around the world. J Henderson from Liverpool FC went to Tommy for some ink!
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