Tattoo Nightmares Bios

  • Jasmine Rodriguez
  • Big Gus
  • Tommy Helm
Tommy Helm

Tommy Helm

Host

Tommy is best known as a finalist on the first season of Spike’s tattoo competition series, Ink Masters. He graduated the toy design program at FIT. He has been tattooing for over 17 years and currently has a two year wait list at his studio – Empire State Tattoo. His influences include Maxfield Parrish, Miller The Bird and Gemenos and many Eastern European tattoo artists which are reflected in the tattoos he creates with bold colors and intricate details. He not only known for his cover up, but his technically sound tattoos. A perfectionist at heart, he prides himself in giving the customer not just a tattoo, but a piece of artwork and making sure the client is absolutely satisfied with the experience.

** Tommy's other influences include: Pat Conlin, Seen Pheckone, KDM, Bjorn