Mike and Ed have been partners in the Tattoo and Piercing profession since 1993. Notorious Ed has been tattooing for over 42 years in every venue of the tattoo profession from the “Bucket and Sponge” days of the early 60’s to the latest “State of the Art” 21st century studio. Mike was raised on the four largest traveling Sideshow Midways in the world, and was performing in “Working Acts” by the time he was 6 years old. Tattoo Artists and tattoos were everywhere on the carnival midways, and he has been around the tattoo scene all of his life.
Mike and Ed were on the staff of Skin Art, Tattoo Review, and Outlaw Biker magazines for 8 years, and have been featured in these magazines, as well Penthouse, and Oui, and on the Ricci Lake, Jerry Springer, and Howard Stern shows.
They have run one of the world’s largest chains of tattoo studios in the world, and the largest, and most successful tattoo apprenticeship program in the world. No one else can offer the years of experience that Mike and Ed bring to their students.About the Program