Owner, Black Cobra Tattoos
Website: www.blackcobratattoos.com; www.mattobaugh.com
14 years' experience
Mentor to Katie McGowan
Matt O'Baugh has been tattooing for 14 years. After apprenticing for 1 year, the next 10 years of his career were spent working for various tattoo shops before opening his own, Black Cobra in Sherwood, Arkansas. He comes into the competition with Katie McGowan, an employee of his, who prides herself on keeping up to date on the tattoo culture. Matt is determined to put the other contestant's skills to the test as he battles for the title of 'Ink Master.'
PHOTOS: See a gallery of Matt's work