About Inflicting Ink Tattoo Studio
Inflicting Ink Tattoo was built in 1995 by renowned Tattoo Artist Jeff Goyette. He took great pride in building his studio so everyone who walks through the door is comfortable and confident that this was the right choice. Jeff’s goal was not only to deliver the best tattoo or piercing for each of his customers at a fair price, but also to educate each one of his customers on what to look for in a studio and tattoo artist, placement of a tattoo, the after care, and how a tattoo ages. By being frank and honest with his customers, hiring and teaching the most talented tattoo artist and apprentices who excel in all types of tattooing, Inflicting Ink has enjoyed a reputation as one the Best Tattoo Studios in New England for over 15 years.
Jeff, intrigued by this art form for many years ,entered the industry in 1989. He joined the Tattoo Convention Circuit and was apprenticed by one of the leading tattoo artists in the world. After traveling for many years he knew it was time to create Inflicting Ink Tattoo. Since then Jeff has made his own mark in the industry winning major awards for his realistic-style of tattooing at National and International conventions. He boasts awards such as 1st Place Fine Line Tattooing at The Dennis Dwyer National Tattoo Convention, as well as many other awards including 1st Place awards for Portrait-Style, Black & Gray, The Mad Hatter’s Award for Realistic-Style Tattooing, and Black Tribal Tattooing.
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.
In 2006 Jeff came up with the idea for the Inflicting Ink Traveling Tattoo Truck.
He spent years of time and a ton of cash making this dream become a reality. Now this work of art is the only custom, state-of-the-art traveling tattoo studio on wheels. This 78-foot, 12-wheel facility, is an awe-inspiring vehicle outfitted with three tattoo stations worked by driven, world-class tattoo artists. This rolling steel studio for hire is traveling from state-to-state, venue-to-venue, individual private function to the largest events tattooing across the nation. Outfitted with 4 high-definition cameras and followed by a film crew, every moment and mile will be captured along the way.
Jeff Goyette tattoos a guitar on Country Music Superstar Josh Thompson’s forearm that read the words “truth, heart, harmony and soul”.
“Dude, this tattoo is incredible! Thank you, you’re an amazing artist. I’m getting tons of compliments on it.” – Josh Thompson
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Inflicting Ink Traveling Tattoo, Ltd. is the only custom, state of the art licensed
traveling tattoo studio on wheels. The State of Rhode Island’s Department of
Health and Facility Regulations has recognized the mobile tattoo studio as a fully
operational facility and the studio has met the guidelines as a licensed and
regulated facility by the Alliance of Professional Tattooist.
Jeff and his son Corey are the main characters in a Reality TV show currently being purchased for production by a major TV channel so stay tuned for updates.