Ryan Henry Interview with Celebrity Tattoo Artist, Ryan Henry

GM: When did you start Ryan Henry Tattoo?

Ryan Henry is featured in Urban Ink Magazine, 2012

Ryan Henry is featured in Urban Ink Magazine, 2012

RH: February 2009…Originally called SuperNova Ink. I am now known as Ryan Henry Tattoo.

GM: What or who was your inspiration to start your tattoo business?

RH: I was in a barbershop, and a guy came in with a tattoo on his arm. This was in January 2009. I asked him how much did he pay for his tattoo and he said $80.00. Previously I worked for the railroad, and at the time I had been laid off. I was looking for another source of income. I then looked into the supplies and tattoo kits to learn about how tattoos are created. I started making inquiries and came across a Tattoo Apprenticeship program. I started the apprenticeship, and 3 weeks into it, after realizing I wasn’t really learning anything, I quit and decided to teach myself.
My friends started letting me do tattoos on them, and they were coming out great. After 2 to 3 months into it, I started doing really well. While I was still learning, I was creating a large following of clients. I didn’t even hand out business cards or had any formal advertisements. The tattoos spoke for themselves… I was considered one of the top urban tattoo artists rather quickly.
Extremely determined to succeed I was working 25 hour shifts.

GM: Do you now use Social Media to advertise and display your tattoo work?

Ryan Henry Tattoo Session with recording artist, Lloyd. (right)

Ryan Henry Tattoo Session with recording artist, Lloyd. (right)

RH: Absolutely…Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and its growing faster than I ever thought it would.
GM: Did you Finance your business with a Bank Loan?
RH: No. My business was totally bootstrapped by yours truly…Initially I did have help from my family to get started with the Apprenticeship Program…
GM: Can you name a few of your Celebrity Clients?
RH: Andre Iguodala- NBA Denver Nuggets…Olympic Gold Medalist
Nate Robinson- NBA Bulls
Tyrus Thomas- NBA Charlotte Bobcats
Shannon Brown- NBA Phoenix Suns
Ronnie Brewer- NBA New York Knicks
Lloyd- R&B Recording Artist
I also travel to complete tattoos for my premiere clients.

GM: Do you have any advice for other up and coming Entrepreneurs?

RH: Whatever you do, or whatever product you are promoting, IT MUST STAND OUT and apart from everyone else’s.
Invest in yourself.
Put in the work and dedication to build your business.
Ryan Henry Tattoo’s contact information
To schedule an Appointment Call or text: 1-708-704-5381
Ryan Henry (left) and Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets player, Showing Love.

Ryan Henry (left) and Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets player, Showing Love.

Forearm Piece on Pheonix Suns player, Shannon Brown.

Forearm Piece on Pheonix Suns player, Shannon Brow


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