Chad James

Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, a small northern town located on Lake Erie. Art has always been my passion and continues

to play a huge roll in my life. I studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design.

In 2002, I started tattooing and in 2006 opened my first

tattoo studio. Shortly after, I was offered a job in a Las Vegas casino where I spent the last 7 years.

I enjoy tattooing black/grey, new-skool, color, traditional and neo-traditional with emphasis on clean bold lines and bright color. Star Wars,

Transformers, Vegas-themed and custom creations will definitely capture my attention.

Lastly, I’m excited to join the team at Studio 21 because I have been a fan of this shop for many years. It’s awesome to be a part of a studio that contributes to the community,

as seen by the numerous art shows they host throughout the year.

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