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John Bergin III

"Love Life Tattoos" on 65 Main street in Warwick NY (the clock tower next to CVS). Text him at 973-747-5738 or email: jbx13x@gmail.com

After graduating in 1980, he took commercial and fine art courses at Bergen Community College and drafting courses at the Plaza School of Drafting.
In 1982, John worked as a structural steel draftsman and did airbrushing and commercial art projects on the side. On the advice from his cousin, John started to seriously think about broadening his horizons and take the plunge into the tattoo field.
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.
Moving to California in December of 89, John worked with the legendary Kari Barbi before starting his private studio "Tattoo Expressions".
John has also had numerous publishings in some of the top Tattoo magazines (see Press).

Along the way, he has had the opportunity to work with Tom (“Prison Break” and “Red Dragon”) Berg, Ethan and Terry Morgan at So Cal Tattoo in San Pedro, Ca. and tattooed actor Don (“Ogre” from “Revenge of the Nerds” "Bloodsport" and the Capital One commercials) Gibb.
Working his way back to the east coast, he worked at Shotsie”s Tattoo in Wayne NJ, Shotsie”s Tattoo West in Newfoundland NJ. and Winky Dink Ink in Blauvelt NY.
John is now working at Love Life Tattoos in Warwick, NY. with the world famous Matt Leahy.
An avid computer graphics, comic book and movie freak, John stays inspired to keep improving the quality of his work.