|Profession(s)||• Tattoo artist
• Graphic designer
|Famous for||Being one of the topmost inkers in the United States|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 90 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Age (as of 2022)||Not Known|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra)|
|School||Dr Antonio Da Silva High School, Dadar, Mumbai|
|College/University||Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India|
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
• Bachelor in Computer Graphics (1991) in USA
|Ink Studio Address||62 Rivington Street, New York City, 10002|
|Tattoo||Anil never got himself a tattoo even though his friends and well-known tattoo artists Guy Atchison and Paul Booth insisted Anil get one.|
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Anil Gupta
- Anil Gupta is a US-Based Indian tattoo artist and graphic designer, widely known for his exquisite style of inking famous miniature portraits and postage-stamp-size tattoos of works by da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Van Gogh. Anil fancies spiritual, nature, and portrait tattoos. Apart from these forms, he has a specialization in designing biomechanical tattoos.
- Anil worked as a tattoo designer for Dr. Jahangir Kohiyar, a tattoo artist and psychiatrist, in the early 1980s while Anil was still a college student. He taught Anil tattooing skills, which paid Rs. 25/- and he kept it as weekend employment.
In the 80’s when I started out it was not lucrative, that’s for sure. Creatively we were limited to what we thought was popular back then. And in the past decade or so the scope of what can be done has grown wider.”
- He began his tattooing career primarily in Mumbai, India, and went to New York, USA, in 1991, when he established the “Inkline Studio” tattoo parlour. Up until 1997, needle skimming and getting tattoos were prohibited in the US. In an interview, Anil talked about his initial struggle as an artist and said,
This was shortly after the Gulf War and the US was in recession. Jobs were scarce, people were not hiring and seeking work as an artist was out of the question. That’s when I picked up tattooing again.”
- He has inked many celebrities and is known for miniature renderings of paintings like the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Georges Seura’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”
- Anil Gupta is considered one of the most expensive tattoo artists in the world. For each fleeting hour in his presence, the privilege comes at a cost of $450, a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship that he bestows upon each stroke. Anil Gupta’s consultation holds its own allure, a prelude to the symphony of creativity that awaits. A fee of $200 accompanies this sacred exchange of ideas, where client and artist merge their visions, laying the foundation for a masterpiece that will transcend the confines of flesh and bone. Clients book six months in advance to get appointments.
- He is referred to as the H. R. Giger of tattoos and prefers a combination of biomechanical, fantasy, and horror tattoos.
- Anil said in an interview that Lee Jong-gu and Derek Hess were two of his favourite visual artists.
- For one of his clients, he inked a Grateful Dead album cover from 1974 that appeared even more authentic than the original.
- In his numerous tattoo seminars, Gupta shares his knowledge of 2-dimensional biomechanical patterns. Facebook – Inkline Studio NYC