Artist Feature

Myke Chambers

Myke Chambers

Myke Chambers is a name that resonates deeply within the tattoo community. Known for his distinct American Traditional style, Myke has carved out a niche for himself as one of the most influential tattoo artists of our time.

Myke Chambers' Early Life 


Growing up, Myke lived a rough life, homeless from the age of 15. He traveled across the US by hopping freight trains, scavenging for food, and sleeping wherever he could with only a backpack and his dog for company. By the age of 17, he had fallen into addiction, leading to a tumultuous period that lasted until he was 30. At his lowest point, he checked himself into a rehabilitation center, where he found support and understanding from others who had faced similar struggles. On September 8, 2005, Chambers decided to turn his life around, and he has been sober ever since.

Myke's Studios

In 2006, Myke opened his own custom studio in Austin, TX and later launched Seven Swords Tattoo Company in both Philadelphia, PA and Asheville, NC. Myke's latest project is Traveler Tattoo, also located in Asheville. Russ Abbott recently had the opportunity to visit Myke at Traveler, and they shared this fun photo showcasing the Traveler mural created by Steen Jones.

Over the years, Myke has built an impressive portfolio and established himself as a master tattooer. He has worked in some of the most prestigious tattoo shops around the world and has been featured in numerous tattoo magazines and conventions. His dedication to his craft and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of tattoo art have earned him widespread recognition and respect.

Myke's Legendary Style

Myke is best known for his vibrant, American Traditional tattoos. His work often features bold lines, vivid colors, and intricate details, drawing inspiration from the legacy of traditional tattoos and his personal experiences. Myke's style is characterized by its authenticity and emotional depth, reflecting his journey and the stories of his clients.

One of the defining features of Chambers' work is his ability to infuse traditional tattoo motifs with a modern twist. His designs often include elements such as eagles, roses, skulls, and daggers, rendered in a way that feels both timeless and contemporary. This unique blend of old and new has earned him a loyal following and set him apart in the competitive world of tattoo art.


Sorry Mom 

Founded in 2013, Sorry Mom is an international lifestyle brand dedicated to the art of tattoos and their aftercare. Myke teamed up with his Danish business partners to create this line of cruelty-free aftercare products including tattoo balm, lotion, film, butter, and soap. All Sorry Mom products are developed in Denmark, produced in the Czech Republic, and distributed worldwide from warehouses in Europe and in the US. 


Collaboration with Tattoo Smart

Myke and Russ Abbott both share a deep respect for traditional tattooing techniques while continuously pushing the boundaries of the art. Myke, known for his vibrant Americana style, and Russ, a pioneer in incorporating technology into tattooing, found common ground in their dedication to improving the tattooing experience for both artists and clients.

In addition to his appearances on our YouTube channel, Myke's collaboration with Tattoo Smart includes the iconic MC Flash Stamps,116 line work stamp designs featuring wolves, tigers, panthers, other animals heads, roses, eagles and swallows, clipper ships, and a wide variety of the kind of traditional imagery Myke loves to tattoo. 

These tools enable artists to incorporate elements of Chambers' iconic Americana designs into their own work, making high-quality tattoo art more accessible. 

Here at Tattoo Smart, we are so proud to call Myke Chambers not only a collaborator but also a friend. Myke's passion for helping others is infectious and we look forward to seeing his future contributions to our industry. 


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