Vinnie Myers is no stranger to tattooing; for the last 22 years he has tattooed thousands of people, traveled the world, won countless awards and continues to run two successful tattoo shops in Maryland. In 2002, Myers transitioned to a more rewarding form of tattooing; working closely with world class surgeons and helping breast cancer survivors get back to their desired, natural form by tattooing nipples and areolas full time.
Growing up in Baltimore, Myers joined the US Army after graduating high school and served six years as a medic. After his service, he wanted to pursue something that gave him more freedom, he went to tattooing. 1991 saw Vinnie open up his own shop called “Little Vinnies Tattoos” in Westminster, MD.
For the next 10+ years, Vinnie Myers traveled the world, attending as many conventions and working as a guest artist at tattoo shops all over. He was contacted by a plastic surgeon in 2002 to see if he was interested in joining his team and tattoo nipples on breast reconstruction patients. Intrigued, Myers dedicated all of his time to perfecting his newfound 3D nipple tattooing.
As word spread of his services, Myers began expanding his craft and working with Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, and Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and making the nipple tattooing process an integral part of breast cancer recovery and restoration.
One of Vinnie Myers' Fish Illustrations; a hobby he took up 2003.
When he’s not helping women and men gain some closure from their condition at hospitals, he performs the same procedures out of his two tattoo shops; Little Vinnie’s Tattoos and Little Vinnies Westside, both in Maryland. His newfound passion breaks the traditional boundaries of what tattoos can “mean”. Myers craft is the perfect finishing touch to help men and women feel better about themselves; they aren’t clients, they are patients.
If you’re interested in reading more about Vinnie Myers, his tattooing, or his fine fishing illustrations visit his official website.
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