Tattoo artistTelevision personalityEntrepreneur
Miami, Florida, United States
Ami James, Dave Navarro, Chris Garver, Oliver Peck, Yoji Harada
11 April 1973 (age 47), Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Chris nunez tattooing a dragon in miami beach tattoo shop with ami james
Chris Nunez is an American Tattoo artist. He is the owner of Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery, a tattoo shop located in Miami, Florida, and a judge on the Spike TV network's reality competition, Ink Master, in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic skills. Previously, Nunez was one of the featured tattoo artists on TLC's reality television program Miami Ink.
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Nuñez, of Cuban descent, grew up in Miami, Florida. His father died when Nuñez was 18 years old, and his first tattoos, at age 16, were of his parents' names. He is the single father of one daughter (who lives with Nuñez and his family) and one son (who lives in California with his mother).
After being a graffiti artist, Nunez switched to tattooing, though even after opening a tattoo shop with friends he continued to do part-time construction work. He was the owner of Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. He and Ami James later opened Love Hate Tattoos on Miami Beach.
He was a cast member of the TLC network's reality show Miami Ink, and later became a judge on the Spike network's reality competition, Ink Master, in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic skills.
He is a partners in the media corporation Ridgeline Empire, which operates the subsidiaries Ink Skins and Upset Gentlemen and an animation studio with two animated series in development as of 2014: Hoodbrats and Toothians.