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About Us

About Us

Skincandy Tattoo Supply was started in 1996 in San Francisco when I was getting my back tattooed by Ed Hardy. I noticed that the inks available at the time were lacking in variety and quality and decided there was a niche I could fill. It originated as a one man operation. I mixed inks by hand for eight years until 2004 when I got a call from Miami Ink. I was commissioned to make inks for the show and gained worldwide attention.

Our Skincandy and Bloodline ink will last in the skin forever. The opacity and tint strength is second to none and flies in the skin effortlessly. It has been thoroughly tested and is bottled in our on-site clean room facility. I introduced blacklight ink to the tattoo community in 2000 and it continues to be one of our best-sellers. We currently make over 125 shades of ink and are always creating new exciting colors.

We advertise our products in the top tattoo magazines in the world. Skincandy is featured in Sylvester Stallone’s movie The Expendables and he wears our ink as well. Our company has been featured on numerous television shows including programs on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and KTLA’s Channel 5 morning news.

-Mark August

Owner, Skincandy


SkinCandy Inks were featured in The Hunger Magazine's Heidi Klum photoshoot

Heidi Klum's SkinCandy Tattoo

SkinCandy Inks were featured in 2010 hit movie The Expendables. Scroll down to view exclusive shots of our inks on the movie set.

The Expendables movie with Sylvester Stallone


SkinCandy is known for revolutionizing the tattoo ink industry.  Sylvester Stallone proudly wears SkinCandy tattoo inks. And we are the exclusive ink supplier for TLC's hit TV show and corresponding tattoo shop MIAMI INK which airs on Tuesday's at 10/9c on TLC.