Tattoo Artist: James JDINK Hines Charlotte NC

04/01/2021 by Kevin Ringling

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Name: James Hines

Shop Name & Location:JDINK Tattoos & Charlotte NC

Contact info: Cell:904-909-1067,, IG: jdink_tattoo13 

When did you start tattooing: I started Tattooing 14 years ago; it all started with full body art on models.

Who was your first client, what type of tattoo did you do: The first tattoo I did was a Detroit D on the back of their arm. 

How long have you been doing tattoos:14 years. It will be 15 on Feb 20, 2021.

Describe your style of tattooing:My style of tattoo is cover up and color work.

Do you have any tattoos and how many:Yes, I have 495 tattoos on my body.

What inspired you to start tattooing: Honestly, I always had a passion for art but never thought I’d be a tattoo artist.

Who or what are your influences: My influence is my daughter. Knowing she looks up to me makes me go 10 times harder.

Have you done any cover ups, how many have you done: Have I done coverups? That’s what I specialize in. I love making people ‘s unwanted work into a masterpiece. It’s always fun seeing their faces when I get rid of their unwanted work. I have done plenty. 

What do you want the world to know about your tattoo life and any advice you can give to the aspiring tattoo artist: What I would like the world to know is: never give up. It’s something you can always learn in the trade. It’s something that takes time, hard work, blood, sweat, and tears—and long days not doing anything. It’s a waiting game, but when it’s your turn to put on a show you gotta do what you gotta do to make the world right again and that’s that. Been in the tattoo world for a min now and it’s never an easy job but it’s a fun one. 


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