Name: Jeffrey Goyette (owner,lead tattooartist)
Hometown: Assonet, MA.
Years of Tattooing: 22 years
Education: Associates degree from Butera School of Art.
Training: Blood Born Pathogens, CPR, AED (Automatic external defibrilllator), APT (alliance or professional tattooers).
Certifications: Blood Born Pathogens, CPR, AED, APT, Piercing License & Tattoo License, Licensed in the State of RI, TN & Town of Foxborough MA.
Types of Work: Black and gray, traditional, tribal, new school, portraits, and color.
Why did you get into it: Right out of high school, Jeff knew he wanted to be an artist. Finding his nitch turned out to take longer than he thought. After graduating from Butera School of Art in Boston and owning his own custom sign business, Lines ‘n Designs of Berkley, MA., Jeff turned towards the art of tattooing and opened Inflicting Ink in 1995. This form of art had intrigued him for years.
When did you get your first tattoo: Age 28 – Two years after he began tattooing he got a medicine badge on his right arm.
Favorite work to do: Black and gray and portraits.
Apprenticed by one of the leading tattoo artists in the world, Jeff started tattooing in 1989. Jeff has made his own mark and has won major awards for his realistic-style of tattooing at national and international conventions, such as 1st Place Fine Line Tattooing at The Dennis Dwyer National Tattoo Convention, 1st Place Portrait-Style, Black & Gray and The Mad Hatter’s Award for Realistic-Style Tattooing and Black Tribal. After traveling for many years on the Tattoo Convention Circuit, it was time to settle down.
His philosophy on tattooing was different from most. Jeff’s goal was not only to do the best tattoo for each of his customers at a fair price, but his goal was to also educate each one of his customers on what to look for in a studio and an artist, placement of the tattoo, the cleanliness, the after care and what happens to a tattoo when it ages.
Jeff Goyette tattoos a fender guitar pic with angel wings on Country Band Buck Wild’s Lead Guitarist Brad Cornelius’ wrist.
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By being frank and honest with his customers and teaching his apprentices this same approach, Inflicting Ink has enjoy a reputation of being one the best tattoo studios in the New England area for over 15 years.
Jeff Goyette has been a licensed – professional tattoo artist for over 20 years. He is certified in CPR and Blood Born Pathogens. Jeff has been a member of the Alliance of Professional Tattooist since 1995. He is a certified cosmetic tattooist and has worked closely with dermatologists and plastic surgeons to cover burns or surgical scars, post mastectomy breast reconstruction and/or breast augmentation.
In July of 1997, out of 200+ licensed tattoo studios in the state of Rhode Island, Inflicting Ink and Jeff was recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Health for his state-of-the-art tattoo studio and he was asked by The Department of Facilities Regulation to assist the state with the rewrite of the tattoo regulations for tattooists and tattoo studios.
Jeff’s talent, cleanliness and ability gained him notoriety and he has been requested to tattoo celebrities such as Mo Vaughn of the Boston Red Sox, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell, bass guitarist Allen Woody of the Alman Brothers, Peter ‘Keys’ Pisarczyk, Columbia Nashville Recording Artist Josh Thompson, Brad Cornelius (lead guitarist of Buck Wilde), and many others.