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Board of Directors

“The tattoo industry must unify and become an informed advocate for the continued existence of our profession and art.  We either take it upon ourselves to do it, or we run the risk of being side-lined and silenced by unqualified outside groups and associations.”

Mario Barth  CTS President

“We welcome the continued advancement of our industry and common sense regulation. However, as an industry, we must unify and become an informed advocate for the continued existence of our profession and art. We either take it upon ourselves to do it – or we run the risk of being side-lined and silenced by unqualified outside groups and associations.”

Mario Barth’s work for the tattoo industry has been unprecedented. He has strived his entire professional life to make tattooing more socially acceptable. From conventions, T.V. shows, and the first sterilized tattoo ink, he has improved industry standards.

Terry Welker  CTS Vice President

“The tattoo industry needs a voice for sharing knowledge and experience on a global platform. This is the value of creating a coalition for tattoo ink safety … it is where we explain our industry to the world.”

Tattoo artist, shop owner, and owner/ founder of Eternal tattoos, Eternal Ink Inc., Welker Machines, and Eternal Tattoo Supply. Terry Welker has been a major influence on the tattooing world for close to 40 years.

Sean Brown  CTS Treasurer

Sean Brown is an ex-army medic who has been tattooing since 1999. He is the founder and an owner of Republic Tattoo Supply and is part owner of Ever After Pigments. Sean is also an OSHA authorized Outreach trainer. He focuses on health and safety training for the tattoo industry. His expertise in tattooing is nipple areola reconstructive tattooing for mastectomy patients.

Mario Rosenau  CTS Secretary

“Tattooing has always been an expression of one’s self, both as a collector and a practitioner. Our art form dates back to 3,250 BC and has mainly been considered an underground sub-culture. Now it has become a part of our everyday culture due in part to the amazing talents and techniques of artists today, as well as the advancements in the products they use. As manufactures of these products we must come together and UNITE , educating on practical common sense safety regulations in our industry. Unity is Strength and through this we look to preserve our industry for future generations”

Tattoo artist and owner of TattooStuff.com, Stencil Stuff, and tattoo innovator.

Tom Ringwalt  CTS Board Member

“It is time to unite as a whole in the tattoo community to get all the support, education, & knowledge from all to better serve this industry and overcoming all unnecessary obstacles thrown our way!”

Tattoo artist and owner of Tommy Supplies, STARBRITE Colors, and Tommy’s Tattoo Convention.

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