about the brand
Big joe and sons
tattoo and piercing
Shop owner Adam Kaplan is a second-generation tattoo artist who has been in the business since 1982 and was taught by industry icons Zeke Owen, Louie Lombi, and his father Big Joe Kaplan.
Adam’s work has been featured in major tattoo publications, magazines, newspapers, and news broadcasts.
Always at the forefront of the industry, Big Joe established a regional tattoo supply business and developed new technology for his craft, including the aluminum frame tattoo machine. His machines are still used by tattoo artists today.