@DJtambe Las Vegas, NV
Having worked as a tattoo artist for 15 years, DJ Tambe is a well-established tattoo veteran. He grew up in Rochester, New York, where he began practicing with graffiti art. He comes from a large Italian family with whom he remains close and has two children of his own. Despite a rough period battling drug addiction, DJ has overcome his past struggles and is more competitive than ever. He has won more than 25 awards from various conventions and most recently beat out "Best Ink" season one contestant Roman Obrego at Lake Havasu. A strong believer in "tattoo ethics," DJ is not afraid to speak his mind about the work of others, even if his opinion is critical.