Greetings Shammblers,

We are really proud of this new section of the site- it’s called ‘Inkfected’ (with thanks to Lydia from the OH crew for the name) and it’s all about Tattoos and Tattoo artists! In the first installment we are REALLY stoked to have a bona fide Tattooing superstar as we feature Shaun Kama!

Shaun Kama has been tattooing for over 11 years and has found his niche in the tattoo world. His personal tastes as a tattoo artist lead him to the dark and macabre, which led to his reputation as the king of Halloween Tattoos. Shauns work is dark and edgy, with incredible detail and vibrant color. He is also skilled in single needle black and grey work, through working alongside Mark Mahoney and Bob Vessels. His artistic influences include Normal Rockwell, Salvador Dali, Boris Vallejo, Bernie Wrightson, Ralph Steadman and Frank Frazetta. He describes himself as a Jack of All Trades with personalization to the tastes of his clients. Shaun also regularly paints, working in acrylics, oils and watercolors. He can often be found doing a variety of commissioned artworks for his clients, and his paintings can be seen at a variety of art events throughout the year.
In addition to permanent tattoos, Shaun has become one of the leading temporary tattoo artists in the industry, working as a primary artist on commercials, print campaigns and music videos. Many celebrity A-listers have worked with or been tattooed by Shaun, including Rihanna, Jamie King, Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, Nelly, Jada Pinket, Sinbad, and Bob Hailey. The list continues to grow as Shaun establishes himself as a tattoo artist to the stars.

Did I mention that this guy is a fucking rock star?

Yeah, his talent doesn’t stop on just art…and now a little part of me hates him for it… I wonder if he can juggle? Maybe I’ll ask him next time I see him…
This year we got to meet up at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear where he put ink on yours truly to begin the sleeve of Zombies that will be featured over time as we add artists here, here are some pictures and important facts to know about Shaun:
He is sponsored by: Eternal Ink, Welker Machines, Critical Power Supply, Inkeeze, Dead Man’s Hand, Mithra Tattoo Supplies, Torino Tattoo Supplies, Brian Campbell Machines, Electric Soul Machines, Glove 4 the Artist, Coffin Case, Red Monkey Leather

Shaun’s shops that he works or has worked at include:
Vintage Tattoo L.A. (His home base)
Pussykat Tattoo Las Vegas
Shamrock Social Club L.A.
All Hallows Ink Orange County
Moms Tattoo San Francisco
Big City Tattoo San Diego
On top of touring to various conventions around the world…

This picture was featured in the 2012 Halloween issue of Rue Morgue, it is Shaun, Tony Moore (co-creator of the Walking Dead) and the Zombieking of…

Finally, you can check out Shaun’s ‘home page’ here at:

We had a blast hanging out with Shaun at the show, He’s a really cool cat and I HIGHLY advise you seek him out to get a tattoo.
I’m the Zombieking…and this topic is now DEAD to me!

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