Jamie Russo is the head of Barrie’s Pushing Inc. Tattoo Emporium and leads day-to-day operations at the shop. With a quarter of a century worth of experience under his belt, he has amassed a diverse portfolio of artwork with clients who have come from hours away just to sit in his chair.
Excerpt from a talk with Jamie Russo of Pushing Inc. Tattoo Emporium
“I have spent my whole life drawing; as far back as I can remember. Art had always been a huge interest of mine as a child and a teenager, and as I kept drawing, people began to ask me if I had ever considered tattooing. After hearing this many times, I decided to look into the art form further, and found my true passion. I haven’t looked back since.
I began tattooing over 25 years ago at the age of 18. I realize that professional training would be the best method for greater success and began my professional career as a tattoo artist in 1997. I enjoy all styles of tattooing and think why limit myself to just one style. I do specialize in cover-ups and reworks which allows me to utilize all styles of tattooing.”