Of course, Ami had to give a shout out to fellow Miami Ink-er Chris Garver, who is the go-to artist for high profile clients and boasts a two-year long waiting list, which means that prospective clients will get some of the best work in the world...but will have to wait for it. He's remarkably well-known for his Japanese-style work (he had several apprenticeships abroad), but sets the mark high for all styles.
Ami says: “Chris Garver is the best artist in South Florida and one of the best artists in the world, hands down. One of the reasons I love his work so much is because he is good at everything, no matter what type of tattoo. Absolutely everything he does, he does well, which is more than I can say for 90% of the artists out there."
Love Hate Tattoo Studio, 1360 Washington Avenue (at 14th Street); 305-531-4556.
Photos: Courtesy Chris Garver