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About

Chris Blinston is not only known for his award winning tattoos and first class tattoo studio in Coral Springs Florida, No Hard Feelings Tattoo, but also for his strong personality and ability to push himself forward.  He is a dedicated Father, leader and community advocate. Blinston is known for rendering amazing images on the skin, often beginning with a pen and marker in hand. He attended Kansas State University in 1992 with a major in Architectural Engineering and art. Afterwards, he worked his way through the ranks of the US Marine Corps. Chris moved on to tattooing, applying the same work ethic that he relied on for any previous challenge. Throughout his tattoo career, Chris has won over 160 industry awards. If you have a chance to meet Chris Blinston at his shop, or at a tattoo convention, take an opportunity to witness a highly skilled and equally driven individual. He is willing to discuss ideas and give advice that keeps only the client’s best interest in mind.

Achievements

2016 INKMASTER Season 6 Runner Up

2016 New Times Magazine: Best Tattoo Parlor in South Florida 2005-2016

Owner and Senior Artist of the world class studio, No Hard Feelings Tattoo Gallery 2000-2016

Owner and Senior Artist of the world class studio, Big Brain Productions

2013 Flash Magazine 20th anniversary Top Artists

2013 So Tattooed Web Magazine “Top 100 Artists Worldwide”.

2010 Skin Deep Magazine “Top 100 Favorite International Artists”

2004-2010 The Reader Magazine “Omaha’s Best Tattoo Parlor”

2004-2006 First and Only artist to win 28 “Best of Show” Awards at Consecutive National Conventions

2007 Featured on TLC’s Tattoo Wars Florida Edition

2004 Tattoo Magazine “Dream Team”

2004 Skin Art Magazine “Top 20 Most Influential Artist”

2003 Gold Star Award, Best Color Artist International

2002-2015 Better Business Bureau Honor Roll

100 Plus Individual feature articles in major magazine publications

200 Plus Portfolio artwork pieces published in major magazine publications

300 Plus industry awards and trophies

Military Achievements

1992-1996 United States Marine Corps Corporal

1995 Recipient of Nato Medal of Valiant Service for Assisting in the tactical recovery of Air Force pilot Scott O’Grady in Bosnia and Kosovo

21 Meritorious awards and masts

2 Meritorious promotions 1st in Class Platoon 1075 Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA

1st in Class MOS 7212 School, El Paso, TX

Community Volunteer Experience

2013-2015 Co-Leader All Pro Dads

School sponsored group who’s mission is to help dads love and lead their family and be a hero to their kids.

2013-Currect School advisory committee board member

2011-2013 PTA Vice President Wellington, FL

2010-2011 PTA Vice President Boynton Beach, FL

2011-2015 Brownie Troop Assistant Troop Leader

2011-2013 School Board leader in Wellington, FL

2012-2013 Youth Minister Wellington, FL 2007-2011 Assistant Youth Minister Boynton Beach, FL

2009-2012 Vacation Church Camp Acting Troupe Leader

2009-2012 Prayer Leader and greeter 2011 Recipient of the St. Francis Leadership award Boynton Beach, FL

2008-2011 Dominican Republic Evangelistic Missionary Team

1988 EAGLE SCOUT Award