Personal tattoo artist to Bret Michaels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more
Tattoo Tony Rodriguez is a New Jersey native and local celebrity artist. Tattoo Tony started tattooing in 1984 under Gene Bernardo at Body Art World in Asbury Park New Jersey and now owns two tattoo studios in New Jersey, Tattoo Tony's Under My Skin located at 73 Memorial Parkway in Atlantic Highlands and Another, Tat2 Shop, located at 947 RT 9 North in South Amboy.
Tattoo Tony is an internationally published artist and has won many awards for his over the top creative custom art work. He has been featured in such magazines as "Tattoo", "Tattoo Flash", "Tattoo Savage", "Tattoos For Men", and "The Aquarian" where they named him 2013 Tattoo Artist of the Year. The Asbury Park Press Readers Choice named him Best Tattoo Parlor in 2012 and 2013. He has also been on many TV shows ssuch as "Bret Michaels Rock of Love", "Bret Michaels Liffe s I know it", "Celebrity Apprentice", and SYFY "Oddities", Tony has tattooed many celebrities such as Bret Michaels, Gene Snitshy from WWE, Burch Patrick aka Eddie Munster, Ricky Mediocke and Peter Keys from Lynyrd Synyrd, Balls Mahoney from ECW and DRic Brittingham from Cinderella just to name a few.
In 2013, Tattoo Tony went to to basics takins love, kowledge and dedication of tattooing to another level. He started building his own custom tattoo machines for other artists with the same drive. You can see his custom machine at www.undermyskinmachines.com. Tony is aslo a sponsored artist at Electrum Stencil Primer www.eletrumstencilprimer.com and Impact Rotary Tattoo Machines www.impactrotary.com
When Tony is not touring with celebrities or in the studio, he is helping others in need. In 2012, Tattoo Tony became trhe founder of a non profit orgaization called Under My Skin for Life (U.M.S.F.L.) the motto is helping others in time of need. the U.MS.F.L. foundation currently holds 5 Chapters, NJ, NY, VA, PA, FL with over 50 members.
In 2012 the Under My Skin For LIfe Foundation raised $50,000.00 helping 110 families that were victims of hurricane Sandy. Also in 2013, the U.M.S.F.L. Foundation raised $11,000.00 for Autism Speaks with at Tattooing For Autism Event where 100 % of the proceeds went to Autism Speaks. The U.M.S.F.L. Foundation does annual events for Toys for Tots, Feeding the Hungry and many others. You c an get informaition about the foundation at www.undermyskinforlife.com.
2014 is going to be a big year for Tattoo Tony, you never know what TV show he may pop up on or what event across the country he will be at with a celebrity guest. for more information on TAttoo Tony please visit his website www.undermysknintat2.com