Ryan Dearringer and his artwork can be found at:
CUSTOM TATTOOING |
AND BODY PIERCING
5135 S. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
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Call between 12-8 every day except Sunday to discuss your tattoo. Be sure to ask for Ryan. Keep in mind that Ryan is an accomplished custom tattoo artist in the Indianapolis area, so there will be a wait, and scheduling your tattoo in advance will ensure you, and your tattoo get the attention you both deserve. A brief wait is worth getting the quality tattoo that you desire, and if patience is an issue, We have several awesome tattoo artists on staff who are also perfectly capable of helping you create an original and beautiful tattoo with much less wait time. Also, please remember that a broken Tattoo appointment is a loss to everyone involved, so if for some unseen reason, you can not make your scheduled appointment, it is best to give notice, and re-schedule your tattoo at the earliest convenience.
Call out to clients: I currently have a ton of artwork that I have done, and really want to tattoo on people. If you are interested in flipping through it, I am offering great deals on some really cool designs.
Ryan Dearringer can be found at "Fallen Empire," a full custom tattoo shop located on the South side of Indianapolis at 5135 S. Emerson Avenue just South of Thompson Avenue in the Southpointe Commons shopping center (near Rehab bar and grill). If you are interested in having a tattoo done, and are looking for an artist, feel free to call or stop in, and we will get you set up with one of our outstanding artists. Ryan himself is currently accepting new clients.
Indianapolis, Indiana - Custom Tattoo Artist
Why should Ryan be the tattoo artist I trust to do my tattoo?
When Looking to get a new tattoo, most people want an artist that is going to put forth every possible effort to make their tattoo the absolute best that it can be. They want a tattoo artist who puts every ounce of his ability to work every time he picks up his tattoo machine. That is something that seems more and more difficult to come by, and the more immersed people become in the culture of tattoo, the more they come to realize this. It is always best to find an artist who understands that no matter what it is you are getting, the tattoo is special in some way to you, the client, and it should be approached with respect. With Ryan, you are assured this: You will get top quality artwork, at a reasonable price. Just remember, tattoos are permanent, and should be approached with respect.
On a more personal note, Ryan is 29 years old and is from the Indianapolis, Indiana area. He is a proud father of two amazing little boys, and believes very strongly that being a father is his number one job in life. He served in the military for six years and has a strong moral and ethical set. He believes in honesty, respect, loyalty, selflessness, and integrity above all. He tries to be as genuine as possible, and treat all people with respect. Ryan doesn't smoke, rarely drinks, and art is his outlet in life.
Ryan Dearringer is an award winning, custom tattoo artist at Fallen Empire Custom Tattooing and Body Piercing in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is among a breed of tattoo artists who rely on the elements and principles of fine art, to create tattoos that are not only imaginative, creative, and original, but also special and unique to the person who will wear it. He pulls inspiration for his tattoo work from all styles and influences of art, and attempts to push the boundaries of tattoo, and his own artwork to new levels daily. Whether it be Portraits, Old School tattoos, New School tattoos, Graffiti style, Color, or black and grey tattoos, Ryan has a way of making it work in an innovative manner, and tries not to be confined by any specific "style." He believes that the core of what makes a tattoo artist great, is finding a point where they can marry the confines of the technical skills of tattooing, with the vast infinite possibilities of art as a whole. That is not to say he takes for granted the technical aspects required to produce excellent tattoos. He prides himself on his hard earned skills, learned by countless hours of building, tinkering, fine tuning, experimenting, and perfecting his craft with the equipment relative to the medium of tattooing. He also believes techniques can be taught, whereas art itself is the soul of a tattoo, and is a natural gift bestowed upon a select few, and pursued by even fewer. He approaches each and every tattoo design he creates in a similar manner. He does his best to pull the fundamentals of art that have withstood the test of time in both fine art and tattooing together, apply them to the tattoo medium, and create tattoos that are not only great tattoos, but great artwork in general. He also believes that tattoos are an extension of the person wearing them, and that one's tattoo should suit them as an individual. In every tattoo design Ryan creates, he attempts to capture some of the personality of the person wearing it in the design, in order to further personalize and customize the tattoo to suit them, as well as to make his clients as happy with both the tattoo they receive, and experience they endure, as possible.
Black & Grey Tattoos
WELCOME TATTOO COLLECTORS, FANS, & ENTHUSIASTS!
Welcome to the website of Ryan Dearringer. One of Indianapolis, Indiana's premier award winning Tattoo artists. Here you will view the evolution of Ryan Dearringer's art and tattooing. Ryan works hard as an artist to bring his clientel the most original and creative custom tattoo work found in Indianapolis, and it's surrounding areas. After all, who wants anything less than thier artist's best when it comes to the art they wear on their dermal canvas. Ryan believes wholeheartedly that everyone deserves the best tattoo possible, by the best and most dedicated tattoo artist possible, whether it be Black and Gray, or color tattoo that suits their taste. Ryan is always persevering as an artist, and tattooist, and does his best to blend the art and tattoo aspects into a unique and personal style of tattoo art.
GENERAL TATTOO Q&A
1. How do I heal my tattoo?
First of all, we need to understand the nature of a tattoo, to be able to best formulate the method to effectively heal one. A tattoo is essentially a colorful equivalent of a large scratch. The main difference being that we want to keep the foreign bodies in it, instead of taking them out. This is the main reason that I stress NOT TO USE NEOSPORIN or similar substances in the healing process. These substances are intended to take foreign bodies out of wounds, and ink is a foreign body... mostly made up of alcohol, glycerin, water, and various minerals to get different pigmentation. The best substances to use are Plain, non-scented, original formula lotions(Lubriderm or Curel are best in my opinion). These are the only thing that any given tattoo artist across the board will usually agree on for healing a tattoo. Many artists have different methods that they believe work better, but 99% will agree that this method works. If you are going to use an ointment, it is best to use something formulated for moisturizing and helping skin renew, such as Aquaphor, Vitamin A&D ointment, or Baby Eczema cream. These substances are more like thicker lotions, than medicated healing ointments. They are good because of the high content of Vitamins A,D,& E, which are excellent for the skin, however, tend to be a little bit greasy in comparison to a lotion, so they take a little more care during application so as to not over-moisturize, or irritate the tattoo. When using an ointment you should cease using the ointment when the tattoo starts to peel, and switch to one of the above said lotions. This is because lotion is thinner, and takes less to work into the skin, and when a tattoo is peeling, you want to retain as much of that skin as possible. Here are a few things to remember when healing a tattoo.
-For the first week of the healing process, It is ok in some situations to wrap your tattoo with saran wrap at night while you sleep, immediately following application of lotion or healing ointment. Upon waking up, remove the wrap if you happened to use this method, clean the tattoo, then keep it uncovered/unwrapped throughout the day to allow it to breathe. This keeps your tattoo moist during the night which is the longest period it should go without your attention. It can also help keep you from sticking to your linens as well as keeping all the nasty stuff that is hiding in your bed, out of your tattoo.
-Only use a non-scented antibacterial soap to clean it... no perfumed soaps. Dial Gold is a great option.
-Never soak your tattoo in standing water, only cleanse with running water over the top of it, not directly on it, and hand wash. Never use anything abrasive like fu-fu sponges or washcloths... be gentle. This also means no soaking or swimming until the tattoo is completely healed otherwise it can get soggy and excess skin can come off. I shouldn't need to tell you why this is bad.
-Keep your tattoo lubed up. If your tattoo starts to feel dry, give it more lotion. it should need moisturized every 3-4 hours, Possibly up to five hours with a thicker ointment. Apply more lotion Right before going to sleep, and immediately after cleaning it.
-Pat your tattoo dry, very gently, with something soft, or just let it air dry... No wiping over it, until it is fully healed.
-Sun is your tattoo's worst enemy, especially when it is healing.
-Any other questions regarding tattoo aftercare... call a professional, preferably the one who did your tattoo. Don't listen to your friend just because they have a lot of tattoo work on them, this doesn't make them a viable source on the topic of tattoos.
2. How do I find/Pick a good tattoo artist?
-If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, call Fallen Empire Tattoo at 317-783-1470 and ask for Ryan Dearringer. If this is not an option, refer to the next segment for further advice.
-Contrary to popular belief... just because a tattoo artist is at a reputable shop, doesn't mean they can do what you want them to. With this said... if they aren't at a reputable shop... the odds are way against them. there are a few diamonds in the rough however. Odds are tho, that one guy your friend knows, isn't one of them. In a world where anything can be bought on the internet, it is probably best that you don't try your luck. The odds are against you.
-Search for a solid Tattoo portfolio. Make sure the artist is consistent, and that the tattoo work speaks for itself. Never mind what the artist says or promises, does their work say the same thing that their mouth does? ALWAYS VIEW THEIR PORTFOLIO. Many tattoo artists will promise you the world and then not come through on their promises. I find myself covering up these so called artist's mistakes on a regular basis. Be smart... It is permanent, and I get sick of cover-ups... especially when a smart decision could have prevented the need for it. You get what you pay for... cheap tattoos are not good, and good tattoos are not cheap. Most of the time a good artist is worth what they charge... don't go for the artist/shop that charges the least... base your decision on quality... View the portfolios!!!