Tony Baris was born in New York, raised in Connecticut and has been fascinated by and cosmically attracted to tattoos and tattooing as long as he can remember. From marveling over and studying his father's Navy tattoos as a kid to finally getting his first tattoo at the age of 17. This first tattoo experience was pure magic! Guns and Roses' debut album was playing on the stereo in perfect harmony with the buzzing of the tattoo machines and a 17 year old's idea of eternal coolness was at last within reach! Not having any idea where the road would eventually lead.....Tony's tattoo journey had most certainly begun. After obtaining a degree in art and design Tony worked as a photographer until 1998 when he landed a tattoo apprenticeship in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has since worked along side and learned from some of the best tattooers in the business in New York, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and now Portland, Maine!
Tony specializes in Black and Grey and American Traditional styles of tattooing and gives each tattoo he does every bit of special attention it needs and deserves. When not tattooing Tony enjoys cooking, eating, playing guitar, spending time with friends and family and being near the ocean as often as possible.