John Bergin III

John is now working at "Love Life Tattoos" on 65 Main street in Warwick NY (the clock tower next to CVS). Text him at 973-747-5738
During the 80’s, tattooing was not an open field and most tattoo artists were not into sharing information. Apprenticeships were slim back then. Gathering bits and pieces of the craft from watching other artists John proceeded to get the equipment and started tattooing. Shotsie Gorman had shown him the important basics in sterilization techniques and needle making. John’s friend Robert Balter had shared machine tips and other technical information. In 1988, John’s full time tattoo career began. Moving to California in December of 89, John worked with Kari Barbi before starting his private studio "Tattoo Expressions" in the South Bay of Los Angeles.
John has also had numerous publishings in some of the top Tattoo magazines (Tattoo, International Tattoo, Tattoo Revue, etc).
Along the way, he has had the opportunity to work with Tom Berg (“Prison Break” and “Red Dragon” art work) , Ethan and Terry Morgan at So Cal Tattoo in San Pedro, Ca. and tattooed actor Don Gibb (“Ogre” from “Revenge of the Nerds” and the viking in the Capital One commercials).
In 1995 he moved back to NJ, to work at Shotsie’s Tattoo in Wayne NJ and then Shotsie’s Tattoo West in Newfoundland NJ. Email at jbx13x@icloud.com
Along with tattooing, John is also a freelance computer graphic artist for a major toy company and does commissioned pencil/ charcoal drawings.