Ed Hardy is a painter, printmaker and tattoo artist. He was born in 1945, California. After studying printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute he learnt the techniques of tattooing in Japan. Hardy is passionate about tattoo art, in particular merging American styles with traditional Japanese art, displaying impressive attention to detail.
In 2004,Christian Audigier, former designer at Von Dutch Originals, established the Ed Hardy clothing line and Hardy’s tattoo art can be seen on everything from handbags to wallets. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier has produced several fragrances and their packaging keeps in theme with Hardy’s signature artistic style.