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November 1-3 AC Tattoo Expo

tattoo_artistMy article Atlantic City hosts the ‘Drawin’ the Wildcard’ Tattoo Expo for the Indulge section of the South Jersey Times.


Tattoo Artist William Trask’s Tattoos



People say practice makes perfect, but when you have ten years worth of tattooing experience, I think you get the gist.

37-year-old professional tattoo artist William Trask of Premiere Ink Tattoo has been creating remarkable and unique tattoos on people ages 18 and older for well over a decade and the results are incredible.  The work he does on people can take an hour, maybe two, maybe even half a day depending on how much detail the work of art needs.  Trask is always more than willing to tattoo people well into the night and even into the next day if he has to or if the customer wants.  Who needs sleep when you can stay up at all hours tattooing some of the best work you ever did? 

Most of the tattoos on Trask’s body are done by him as well, and if a he is confident enough to tattoo himself, then it would be difficult to not trust him to do yours.  It doesn’t matter what type of tattoo or where the tattoo is, Trask will tattoo anything on any part of someone’s body.

“On a daily basis, I tattoo anywhere from two to four tattoos.” said Trask.  “Some could take a half hour, some could take eight hours.  Details, size, custom designs where I draw directly onto the skin, that normally takes a lot longer.  The majority of the tattoos that I have been doing lately lasts anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half of pure pain.”

Trask charges $100 for every hour of tattoo work done and also sells gift certificates so for those people who do not necessarily have the funds to get a tattoo can have a little help with a certificate.  He also makes his own tattoo machines and sells them to other professional tattoo shops and companies as well.

Many people have gotten tattoos by Trask, including his wife Jennifer O’Neill Trask. She recently got a tattoo in memory of our friend Vince Pellegrino who passed away last month.  I plan on having my next tattoo in memory of Vinny when I stop being afraid of the needle.

”I got my tattoos done by my tattoo artist William Trask of Premiere Ink, “said 21-year-old Steven Wallenburg of Camden, NJ. “He is a very talented individual.  Currently I have 13 tattoos…my left arm is done from my shoulder down to my forearm.  My forearm is not done but it’s got the indents on both of the elbows done.  My right arm has my shoulder, my inner elbow, my forearm, I have one behind my ear on my neck.  I have one on my left leg and two on my right, and I think that’s it.”

People who would like to get a tattoo or who are just thinking about getting one can contact Trask by his facebook page or through his email.  Depending on his schedule, Trask can make an appointment with you as early as the same day you contact him but it is preferred that you give him at least 24 hours notice ahead of time.  Any time of the day works for him.