female tattoo artist, Best Tattoo Artist, Lifetime Achievement tattoo artist, Realism tattoo, Portrait tattoo, no cover-up tattoo

Kari Barba started tattooing at age 19, in 1979, and has currently been tattooing for 35 years now.


She has won over 500 awards in her career, including Best Tattooist 3 times, and a life time achievement award. She is the only known person to win all 1st places, in all categories at a single convention.

Kari loves to tattoo colorful Asian styles, Portraits, Realism, and Black and Gray.  However, she does not do lettering, tribal, traditional or cover ups.

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