tattoo of the week: budding tattoo artist antwan

January 16, 2013

Antwan Hollis is a budding tattoo artist based out of Newark, NJ. Even though his former ink shop downsized, he remains focus on building his career on his own. At 22 years old, he’s already secured loyal clientele who will follow him wherever he goes. He’s a lover of all things hardcore metal and is a musician with skills on both the bass and guitar. With Antwan’s Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley tattoos, its easy to see who his influences are!
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By Mika Kenyah
CEO of Sugar & Spikes

-Name: Antwan Hollis 

-Age: 22
-City: Newark, NJ
Occupation- Tattoo Artist/Freelance artist/ Musician
How many tattoos I have? never really counted haha

Which one is your favorite? Why? My favorite tattoo as of right now is my Jimi Hendrix piece. I was about 15 or 16 when I got my first tattoo and I did it myself!

Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to? The only artist that I let tattoo me besides myself is good friend Alex Neto who work out in Lyndhurst, NJ in a shop called “Afflicted Ink” and before then he was at a shop called “Village Diva” on Christopher st. in the West Village of Manhattan.

Do you regret any tattoos you have? I don’t and will never regret any of my tattoo’s no matter how they look or what they are. They’ll always be reminders of good times and bad times in my life. My ink is my blood haha!