Meet Billyjack Gunter, a tattoo artist and body piercer with 25+ years of experience in the industry. Billyjack’s passion for tattoos began when he got his first tattoo at 14 and started body piercing at 15. He began his journey in Indiana, where tattooing was illegal, and had to work underground with local artists. After finishing three apprenticeships at various studios, he opened up Artistic Encounter, his own tattoo studio in Kentucky, which eventually expanded to five locations in Texas. Billyjack is a proud father to his son Jaxton Kingsley Gunter, who was born three years after he opened his fifth studio. His son’s birth was a turning point in Billyjack’s life, motivating him to continue to evolve as an artist and make positive changes. He sees his son as a source of inspiration and a reminder to always stay true to his passion for tattooing. Billyjack specializes in black and gray photo-realism with large-scale images, and he continues to learn and grow as an artist. His advice to fellow tattoo artists is to stay humble, teachable, and always strive for improvement.