Jewelers and Their Tattoos – Celebrating Why We Love Our Work

Katie Law clearly loves her tools. They help her get that unique style she goes for.

I have 24 new tattoos as I update this post. Well not me personally. I have more jewelers tattoos. So dive in to the inky love of jewelry, jewels and tools. And see a LOT of tattoos.

Jewelers are pretty expressive and artistic people. Some are also a bit spiky socially and say some salty things, which I find entertaining. There are a lot of philosophers in the bunch as well. And real givers. The passion that I see in my industry inspires me.

I’ve been seeing a lot of tattooed jewelers lately and feel that their tats have a lot to say about their love of gemstones and the tools of their trade. Celebrating their body art is something I’d like to do. Here without further ado my tattooed brethren.

Adam Caver of Caver Jewelry creates custom jewelry. He’s a hands on kind of guy and loves colored gemstones as evidenced my this deep cut gem on his right arm.Amy Demello is a romantic girl who loves to design jewelry at Kennington Jewelers in Fresno. I love her beating heart red gem creative tat.

David Kopelman is a Gemologist working at Kudore Jewelry in San Diego. He recently added to his body art by showing some love for the majesty of the diamond.Dillan Edwards nicely rocks his diamond on his left arm. A hip jeweler, he adds to the collective jewelry tattedness quite nicely.

Erin Carson works at Brunell’s Fine Jewelry and Design in Kansas. She’s clearly into the purity of gold and good design.

I love Heather Ann Rankin’s peacock with dangling jewelry decorations. Clearly a kick ass designing jeweler.

Jeni Gems has a love of blue diamonds. Diamonds come in different colors, with blue diamonds being among the rarest, with Violet, Pink, and Red joining Blue in the Rare Club.Jessie Wayne Treigle works at W P Shelton Jewelers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. I’m thinking she’ll be there a while judging by her outstanding multi-diamond tat with initials of the store.

Katelynne Eslick is not only the owner of Sugar Plum Jewelry in Glendive, Montana, but she’s a singer in a band. Yup you can find her singing her heart out with “Mighty Big Jim and the Tall Boys,” rockin her tats melodically.Kyle Sharos, rocking his crossed flaming tools makes awesome jewelry at Olde World Jewelers in Fairview Heights, Illinois. His tat is one of my favs for its family crest like regality.

Melissa Cain hails from Spring Texas where she admires and makes jewelry. I love her tat for its drappy, creative loveliness. What could be better than hearts, flowers and jewelry?Jeweler tattoo with gemstonesMy hat is off to Michael Jakubowski’s Tattoo artist who lovingly romances the gems on his arms.

Jeweler tattoo with gemstonesMichael gets my blue ribbon for both arms tatted and a great quotable quote. He’s a Graduate Gemologist at Gem Fanatic in Port Charlotte, Floridagold crucible pouring tattoo on man's shoulder in colorThis amazing technicolor crucible pouring hot molten gold heats my soul.
Hoping I got this right, Paul Salvor-Harden owns Paul’s Jewelry Design in Amherst New York.

Reinette Greyling Edgar clearly is a maker of fine jewelry. This delicate and detailed to perfection set of favorite tools speaks to her passion and calling.Renae Johnson-Wease has this incredible diamond that sparkles on her body. How is that tattoo even possible. Blue ribbon gorgeous!

Metalsmith tool tattoo on lower arm of womanRenee Richards Ford owns Renee Ford Metals. She is a proud metalsmith, past jewelry store owner and now independent maker and teacher of the metalsmithing craft. She’s in Franklin Tennessee and loves making nature inspired jewelry.Periodic chart gold tattooClearly Sam Woehrmann works in gold! I love the simplicity of the message of this tat.
His bold, angular and edgy jewelry is very cool. I’ve never met T J Gajjan, but I know him from the jewelry community and dig his geometric tattoo.
Peace.Jeweler tattoo with gemstonesVictor Colero’s love of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds is on display as is his passion for Rolex. Nice.

Timepiece tat on lower armMichael Morande’s timepiece blows my mind with its detail and I of course love the gems and flowers.More of Michael’s body art with that nice diamond front and center of this pic.

flex shaft jeweler tattooGreg Pestillo, is the Designer at Dominate All Aspects of Jewelry. His soldering torch tat snakes around his upper arm colorfully and his flex-shaft tattoo on his back is epicness itself.This dude is not trading his tools in for a three-piece suit and corporate job anytime this lifetime!

 jewelry body art says Caver JewelryAdam Caver is back with more fabulous jewelry body art.Joshua Hyman, owner of Hyman and Co Jewelers in Philadelphia PA, does love his gems. He’s a gemologist, and geeks out on highly magnified pictures of gem inclusions. I like how he represents his passion on his arm.

Sarah Williams Herkimer, Designer at Precious Ghost, in Nevada City, California. I love her designer take on tats. She just decorated herself with her flowing and dangling shoulder tats that steal my heart.Olivia tattooSteven Davis, rocks the tat that is his daughter’s name and the name of his jewelry store. Steven rocks that tat in Durant Oklahoma. I’ve seen pictures of his adorable daughter in the workshop, “helping’ her dad.

Here are the new tattoo additions –

Abby Lane

Abby Lane a seller of fabulous gems is rocking her look in Pittsburg, PA. I love the freeform artistic look of her wonderful tat.

Allan Thurecht

These diamonds just jump out at me. Allan Thurecht, whose body this epic tattoo is on, is a self employed jeweler. I can relate! The tattoo artist is Khan tattoo in Brisbane Australia.

Andy Zilgme

This is a love of art and life and gemstones with a twist. I love it. Andy Zilgme owns Rusted Anchor Antiques in Middletown, Rhode Island and does has quite a bit of jewelry for sale too.

Brian Stuckey

Brian Stuckey is a creative jewelry designer and General Manager of Jared The Galleria of Jewelry in Kansas City, Missouri. He not only designs awesome snake rings and more, but has his own ideas about cool tats. Brian loves bugs and gems and this tattoo is a family tattoo, too.

Dave Warnock

Dave Warnock has a jewelry store in Victoria British Columbia called Warnock Jewelry and Engraving. Dave says this tattoo has his three children and tools of the trade. I think it’s dreamy.

Henry Trigg Armstrong

Henry Trigg Armstrong is a busy jeweler in my Facebook group of jewelry friends. I dig his Rolex. Henry is from Redwood City, California.

James Williams

This twisted watch comes to you on James Williams, owner of Williams Gems and Casting in Somerset, Mass. Love it.

James Williams

Then he shared this super awesome piece and I had to show you this great arm tattoo as well. He says he’s gotten a couple of clients while his tats showed at his gym. That’s cool.

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Jessica Ioerger

I love this picture of Jessica Ioerger’s arm tattoo with her tattoo artist. Her tattoo artist is Sam at Maiden Voyage Tattoo in Peoria, Illinois.  Jessica owns Lucky Hunter Jewelry in Benson Illinois.

Joey Rich

Joey Rich is a bench jeweler with great taste and mad skills. Diamonds rule his world.

Jordan Bruce

A wonderful jeweler who works the bench at 6th Ave Jewelers in Vero Beach Florida, Jordan knows how to get a great photograph of his tattoo. Thanks to this multiview shot we see what’s beyond the curve. Thanks Jordan.

Justin Miller

From Portland Oregon,  Diamond and Jewelry Buyer, custom jewelry designer, diamond and jewelry manufacturer Justin Miller has the tree of life, the scales of justice or in this case the scales of gemstone measurement and gems in the earth honored in ink.

Kimberly Wuthe

I love Kimberly’s lovely and graceful tattoo of the dreamy necklace and her little diamond.

Kristen Rostock Harvey

I love Kristen’s big realistic diamond. These realistic gem tattoos that I see now and then, just blow my mind.

Lily Zoya Bruk

This lovely elongated gemstone graces the arm of Lily Zova Bruk who works at Auriframe Estate Buyers in Boca Raton, Florida. I want to go there just because of the cool name. Luisa has studied gemology at the Gemological Institute of America.

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Luisa Valeria Smith

I love this tattoo. This is a real life moment that happens again and again when you are a jeweler and you love gems. Luisa Valeria Smith is at Cornerstone Fine Jewelry in Springfield, MO.

Miller Salmon

Miller Salmon loves beauty and gemstones which she studied at the GIA. She works at Walton’s Antique Jewelry in Franklin, Tennessee. The tattoo artist is English Cousins from Safe House Tattoo in Nashville, Tennessee. As a flower and gem lover myself I give this gorgeous tat high marks.

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Randy Erickson

I wonder if he has an accent? What do you think? Randy Erickson is owner with his wife Sherri Peacock Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain, Michigan. This is just one of his tattoos, and his latest.

Renee Fiorentini

This tattoo of Renee’s has special meaning. The anchor is her mother, who is a welder at Ingall’s Shipyards. Her mother also has a passion for jewelry that she has clearly passed on to Renee. Her mom’s birthston is amethyst, so that was artfully added at the base. The tattoo artist is Christie G of Prodigy Ink in Greenville Texas. Rene Fiorentini is a bench jeweler at Gold Falcon Custom Jewelers in Portland Texas.

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Senada Sexton

Senada Sexton’s amazing wolf and jewelry tattoo is inspiring. Her tattoo artist is Chris Valencia of Mystic Owl Tattoo. Senada is an experienced gem setter and bench jeweler in Marietta Georgia.

This gorgeous Water color jeweled bracer, is made by Danielle Merricks at Ophelia Tattoo & Piercing Shop in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in North West England. I don’t know the lucky jeweler, but had to share the skill of the artist.

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Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan honors his daughter with  beautiful picture of her. He honors as well his love of fine time pieces and jewelry. He owns Sullivan Jewelry Studio, in Wentzville, Missouri.

The Awesome Jason Druxman

I love this ad that Jason came up with for his business, Avenue Jewelers in Appleton, Wisconsin. I had to end off with it because it has a tattooed jeweler looking like an epic super-hero. And sometimes the magic that jewelers create is amazing and super-hero-y.

Passion comes in all sizes, shapes and expressions. I love that not only do my jeweler friends make beautiful and inspiring jewelry, but show their intense feelings with their body art.

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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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Jeremy Gold
Jeremy Gold
6 years ago

Great post. I love seeing all these tattoos. I want to see more!

4 years ago

Tattoos are one of the best things I really do like. I have been finding it difficult to get tattoos for myself. I am currently on a research of the best tattoos in the world so this got me to your blog. I do love the relevant details you have here. thanks a lot.