Custom Tattoo by George Bardadim

Russian born tattoo artist working in Japanese Tattoo Style

Started tattooing at age 17 using an ordinary sewing needle and thread- a primitive tattoo method often used in Russia during Soviet power period. In 1988 built my first tattoo machine with a ‘Sputnik’ spring powered shaver, empty ball pen cartridge, and a sharpened guitar string (see pictures). That was beginning of my careerッ 

Numerous experiments in building rotary tattoo machines from custom made parts and close partnership with Taras Shevchenko, leaded me to professional tattoo machine building. 

I spend few years working in my private tattoo studio before started traveling around The Globe in 1999 (and keep doing it now), working as a guest artist at the best European and NYC tattoo shops and attending biggest tattoo events such as: London Tattoo Convention, Paris Le Mondial du Tatouage, Frankfurt, Berlin, NYC, Milan etc. Late 90s I also started to create my own tattoo flash sets.

In 2003 I became one of the founders of Association of Professional Tattoo Artists  in Russia. And until now I have a Membership and Art Council of APTA.

Nowadays I work in Brooklyn, New York and available for appointments in few different shops and Tattoo Conventions. Taking part in many professional projects such as book publishing, charity projects and exhibitions.

I work by custom only, so if you like my tattoo style, please, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you to create your unique tattoo.

Thank you.

George Bardadim Tattoo Artist NYC
Tattoo Artist NYC
Sputnik tattoo machine © 1989
Spring powered self made tattoo machine done with Sputnik shaver. 1989
Russian self made tattoo machine 1989
Russian self made tattoo machine 1989
Selfmade rotary tattoo machine © 1993
Selfmade rotary tattoo machine © 1993
Professional Custom Tattoo Machine © 1996
Professional Custom Tattoo Machine © 1996
George Bardadim Tattoo Artist NYC
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