Resilience is the best word to describe the internationally acclaimed tattoo artist, Tre’ Spadoni. A gifted young man with a career spanning almost 30 years. A New Orleans, Louisiana native who knows all about rising from the bottom and staying at the top of his game.
A gifted virtuoso who has been inking skin since his adolescent years. His goal was to become a top ranked and most influential artist in the tattoo industry. His following of tattoo enthusiasts in the urban market has titled him one of the most sought after artists of his generation. A respected expert in the tattoo art world hailing a list of clients ranging from everyday nine to fivers to upper echelon, including movie stars, music icons and pro athletes. Tre’ Spadoni has inked artists as Future, Young Jeezy, Lloyd, GRAMMY award winning Monica, just to name a few.
A lucrative small business owner and entrepreneur, Tre’ Spadoni is a proud success story. Rising from the cold inner city streets of New Orleans, and a product of a poor single family home, he has truly beat all odds. After being expelled from school at fourteen for violence, he decided to pursue a career in cosmetology. He later became the youngest licensed barber in New Orleans. Today, he manages a small staff and travels nationally on a regular basis to service clients coast to coast. In 1995, at the age of 18 he became the first and youngest black male to ever open and successfully operate a tattoo studio in the United States. “Itchin 4 Ink” spent over a decade above all competitors in New Orleans. The art was always a part of him and his community, and he decided to capitalize on it, which makes him a positive role model.
In 2005, Tre’ Spadoni’s business and home life was negatively impacted by Hurricane Katrina. He has spent the last decade rebuilding his physical locations and continuing his great legacy as a world renowned tattoo artist. He says “I may have lost a lot, but in five years I plan to open five tattoo studios throughout the United States, making me a true entrepreneur of my passion. You think it and I ink it.”