Chris Garver Biography:
Who would believe that talented tattoo artist Chris Garver’s passion for body art was born out of an accident? It happened when he was 6 years old and his finger was stabbed with a pencil. It wasn’t done on purpose, of course, but now Garver is happily pricking away at people’s skin, creating his beautiful and inspiring masterpieces. Garver, who was born on September 11,1970, studied at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and at the age of 15 got his first tattoo. It was in New York City where Garver began his career as a professional tattoo artist and is currently the co-owner of the True Tattoo shop. He is also part of the TLC reality series, Miami Ink.
On the show, he is considered as the “big brother” not only because he is the oldest, but also because he is the most accomplished of them all, with a clientele that includes A-list celebrities. He has earned the respect of the other tattoo artists and the crew, and takes praise with equal humility.