Guest artist: Darren Ashbaugh

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Along with providing you with some of the best artists in the state, we occasionally like to showcase talented tattooers from around the world. This month we have the pleasure of welcoming Darren Ashbaugh in for a couple of days! Here is a little bit about Darren:


After 4 years in the Army, Darren started tattooing. He had gotten an apprenticeship from a German fellow named Klaus Zimmerer. After work he’d go into the shop in downtown Grafenwohr, Gremany. After a year and a half, he went to the Middle East for Desert Storm. When he came home, he was stationed in Virginia where he worked on fellow Army soldiers. After getting out of the Army, he went home to St. Louis, Moved to Carbondale, IL and attended art college. There he worked a local studio, Lady Hawke Ink, for 3 years and went on to buy the studio renaming it Golgotha Tattoos. Golgotha would eventually close after 15 years in business. Now Darren travels and does guest spots around the world. He also does work out of his private studio affectionately named, you guessed it, Golgotha Tattoos!


Darren will be here from April 19th – 21st. Be sure to check out his Instagram (@darrenash) to see some of his work and contact him directly for availability.

2018 Ohio State Fair Best Tattoo Competition!

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Joey Knuckles presents High Street Tattoo and The Ohio State Fair proudly bring you our Fourth Annual, Ohio’s Best Tattoo competition at the Ohio State Fair. Monday, July 30th,  located in the Showcase Pavilion. Registration begins at 12pm and the event runs from 4:00 pm-6:30pm.

Come join Emcee, Joey Knuckles and the crew of High Street Tattoo and feast your eyes upon the variety of  tattoos found amongst the crowds, listen to live music and learn a little tattoo history all for you and your families’ entertainment! You could win Ohio’s Best Tattoo!

Event is free to enter.

To see more about the event click here for the Ohio State Fair website for detailed info.

Our panel of judges will judge tattoos based on:

Best Overall Male

Best Overall Female

Best Black and Grey

Best Traditional

Best Color

Best Large and Small Scale

Please remember the Ohio State Fair is a family event and tattoos will be checked upon registration (No nudity or “suggestive” tattoos, i.e. violent or gang related tattoos).