North Bellmore, NY
Owner/Artist, Ghost Gallery Tattoo
Website: (http://instagram.com/eriksiudatattoo; www.facebook.com/GhostGallery)
18 years' experience
Rivals Match-up: "Ink Master Fight Full Circle," versus Don Peddicord
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Erik Siuda began his career as a graffiti artist before studying at the School of Visual Arts and apprenticing in New York City. Siuda prides himself on his versatility as an artist, focusing his work on pseudo traditional, new school, realism and Japanese styles. In addition to owning his own studio, Siuda also sells custom tattoo machines that he builds himself. Siuda's rival is Don Peddicord, a Maryland shop owner that he met during casting for season two. The two didn't get along from the start, unable to stand the other's arrogance over what each perceives to be subpar work.
PHOTOS: See a gallery of Erik's work