Welcome to the Tattoo Art site of John Bergin III (Tattoo Expressions LLC ).
Graduating high school in 1980 and taking commercial and fine art courses at Bergen Community College and drafting courses at the Plaza School of Drafting, John worked as a structural steel draftsman.
After seeing John's airbrushing and commercial art project side projects, his cousin Cliff advised him to try tattooing, which led to him meeting world famous tattoo artist Shotsie Gorman. Shotsie 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" in Lawndale California. John has also had numerous publishings in some of the top Tattoo magazines.
Along the way, he has had the opportunity to work with artist Tom (“Prison Break” and “Red Dragon”) Berg, Ethan and Terry Morgan at So Cal Tattoo in San Pedro, Ca. and tattooed internationally renowned 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 also does pencil Pet portraits and professional computer graphics.