Ink Fusion Empire

Ink-Fusion Empire is the Worlds leading Professional tattoo program at only the finest of Comic Cons and Entertainment conventions.

Working with the likes of Lucas Films LTD , and the one and only Godfather of Comics, Stan Lee, We’re glad to be part of the Walkers at the Walker Stalker conventions.

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Andrea Swabb

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Whenever she’s not searching for buried treasure or dreaming of being an intergalactic space pirate… Andrea Swabb is tattooing the wonderful people of our constantly evolving planet. Andrea has been tattooing professionally since 1997 and is thrilled at being an active member of Ink Fusion since 2007. Andrea likes to tattoo anything cartoonish, as well as video-game graphics and comic book style art, and imaginatively all things naturally unusual. To see more of her work you can check out or via Facebook at andreaswabb and instagram at inkubine. For booking information please e-mail her at
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Brandi Smart

Brandi works at Bombshell hair & Ink in Benicia, CA, and has been tattooing 5 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and brings lots of creativity and a more versatile illustrative style to her tattooing. She love s tattooing animals, plants, and figures and is meticulous to detail. Brandi tattoos custom work or flash and provides consultations for bigger pieces, and a good listener who will work with you to create the tattoo you’re looking for.
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Ian Simon

Ian Simon was a high functioning robot from the crab nebula, when he crash landed in the great Michigan wilderness………wait , wrong story of Ian. After 3 years of art school, he dropped out and started his first apprenticeship for tattooing and piercing in 2004. He worked for a bunch of different shops, looking for the right fit, finally opening his own studio in Youngstown Ohio in 2009, Bitter Hearts Tattoo quickly gained a reputation for being a fun and professional atmosphere and spawned the eventual tourcareer Ian started in 2014. He had done conventions as an apprentice, but now under his own banner he finally could compete. In his first year out he won twelve awards. He traveled between the east coast and chicago and did quite a few guest spots as well. All the while gaining acclaim at home for his realism and cover-up skills. Finally in the beginning of 2015 he was added to the roster of the Ink Fusion Empire and now plans to expand his reach and range even more. Currently he is working on a self-produced graphic novel named “Soul”, doing commission painting and pencil renderings, logo and design work, band albums and promotions, as well as continuing to built a series of prints of his own artwork. Ian has won countless awards for his tattoos at conventions nationwide.
Contact Info
Instagram and Twitter @iansimontats
2209 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown Oh 44509
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Kelly Rogers

Tattooing for almost 20 years, Kelly Rogers has been active and supportive of professional tattooing for quite some time, attending conventions and seminars for the span of his career. Being a supportive member and organizer of various tattoo advocate and safety groups both on a local and national level, Kelly strives to bring the safest and most knowledgeable experience to the client that he can. His artistic career reflects a well rounded portfolio, studying and executing a variety of styles but specializing in surrealism and large scale black and grey. He has been a multiple award winning artist at tattoo conventions across the nation and has been featured in various tattoo publications and social media sites. Rogers has also worked in conjunction with the legendary comic creator Stan Lee and comic artist Arthur Suydam for various charities as well as Lucas Arts. You can find Kelly Rogers at most Ink Fusion Empire Conventions across the nation, or at his studio Gearhead Tattoos and Piercings in Cape Coral, Florida. Gearhead Tattoos and Piercings have been a premier corner stone in the Southwest Florida area for nearly a decade.
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Marc Draven

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My name is Marc Draven. I am a professional tattoo artist in the Tampa, Florida area. Tattooing is my passion and I have been doing it for over 20 years. Throughout my career, I have been lucky enough to break into the entertainment world and work with countless TV, movie, comic and entertainment talent. Over ten years ago, I took my experience and success in both industries and merged them to create Ink-Fusion “When the Worlds of Tattooing and Pop Culture Collide”. We have traveled both domestically and internationally to host shows for various conventions. We give fans the chance to see professional tattooing live, as well as the opportunity to get a tattoo themselves. I’ve been fortunate enough to break down barriers and be the first tattoo artist in history to be licensed by Lucasfilm LTD, and endorsed by Comic book legend, Stan Lee.
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Mike Bianco

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Bio & contact information coming soon!
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Patrick Dearman

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Patrick Dearman AKA the Bear grew up a Military Brat and has traveled all over the world with his family. He spent many years in the Philippines, Tokyo Japan, and Italy and has lived on many Military bases in the United States with his family. Patrick’s family settled down in the North Carolina where he received comprehensive art training in the Spoleto art program for gifted young artists and has been formally trained to be a professional artist by some of the finest artist from around the world.

Patrick graduated from Summerville High School and spent his time focusing on art studies and music studies. After graduating high school Patrick was accepted into Trident Technical College of the Arts & Trident Community College where he also studied machining & manufacturing. After graduating from college Patrick began tattooing on the underground tattoo scene and was quickly recognized as being a gifted tattoo artist. After being involved in the underground tattoo scene in Georgia he moved to Orlando Florida and was quickly recognized as being one of the best tattoo artists in Orlando Florida where he was promoted to manager Exotica Body Arts Studio in Orlando Florida, which at the time was known as one of the highest end tattoo shops in Orlando Florida.
After many years as a premiere tattoo artist at in Orlando Florida, Trinity Tattoo of Longwood Florida hired Patrick to exceed the expectations of their clients where Patrick continued building upon his reputation as a world renowned tattoo artist. While tattooing at Trinity Tattoo studio in Longwood Florida, he earned many “Best of Orlando tattoo awards” and much of his tattoo work has been published in many tattoo magazines.

To further reach his personal goals of being one of the best tattoo artists in and around Orlando Florida Patrick made the bold decision to open his own tattoo shop and in 2011 Imperial Class Tattoo Studio was opened in Altamonte Springs where he works diligently to exceed the expectations of every client that walks through his door. Patrick specializes in all styles of tattoos ranging from high end color & black and white portrait tattoos to simple to full custom tattoos that win awards and everything in between. The bottom line is his tattoos win awards and his tattoo work is not just good but has been called amazing over and over again. When Bear built Imperial Class Tattoo in Altamonte Springs Florida he envisioned having a tattoo studio that would truly make his clients feel comfortable where they could relax and not feel any stress. The tattoo booths Bear built himself are complexly private, very comfortable, and are furnished with the finest tattooing furniture and tattooing equipment money can buy anywhere to give his clients a relaxing and comfortable environment to receive their tattoos

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Loki Shan DeFriece

Loki Shane DeFriece is a tattoo artist at, (and the manager of), Sacred Heart Tattoo in Atlanta. He is a cartoon addict who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s.
Raised on Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers and Marvel comics, and has an appreciation for animation matured that has transgressed into the realms of pop and sub-pop cultures, dark humor, and abstract thought.
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Todd began tattooing in 2007, with an apprenticeship at Blu Gorilla Tattoo in Charleston, S.C.. After his apprenticeship, he moved to New Orleans where he got to hone his skills, surrounded by the art and music of The Big Easy, working for Jacci Gresham at Aart Accent Tattoo. Always pushing to grow as an artist and looking for the next challenge, he moved to Florida in the spring of 2013 and joined the family at Gearhead Tattoo. He continues to push himself to new levels, and is ready to change your flesh forever.

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