About Ryan Ashley Malarkey


Ryan Ashley Malarkey is a Black and Gray tattoo artist based out of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She co-owns and operates her oddities parlor The Strange and Unusual, where she has a private and appointment only tattoo studio. 

Background

Ryan was born in 1987 in northeast Pennsylvania. She has been artistic since childhood, pursuing art heavily into her adult life. 

She graduated with a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007 as the Critic's Choice award winner of her class. 

From there, she lived and worked in NYC as a designer and artist for a private label clothing company until 2011. At this time she left the city to come home to PA and pursue her art full time, in the form of tattooing. 

She apprenticed for one year in a private studio and has been developing her unique design style ever since! She currently resides in the Back Mountain with her boyfriend Joshua Balz and their two dog babies Toronto and Casper. 

Awards and Features 

Atlantic City Tattoo Expo 2016 awards:

-2nd place large black and grey 

-2nd place medium black and grey 

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2016 awards:

-2nd place XL black and grey

-3rd place XL black and grey

Pagoda City Tattoo Festival 2016 awards:

-Best small black and gray

-Best large black and gray

Skindustry Allentown Expo 2015 awards:

-1st place large black and grey 

-1st place medium black and grey 

-3rd place large black and grey

-3rd place medium black and grey

NEPA Tattoo Arts Fest 2015 

-1st place large black and gray

-1st place small black and gray 

-2nd place hand or foot

-2nd place best sleeve

Featured in Inked Magazine June/July 2015

Also featured in Freshly Inked June/July 2015

Philadelphia Tattoo Convention 2015 awards:

-1st place male large black and gray

-2nd place male medium black and gray

-3rd place male XL black and gray

United Ink 2014 NY Tattoo expo:

-3rd place male large black and gray

Meeting of the Marked 2014 Pittsburg Convention:

-1st place large black and gray

-2nd place large black and gray

Skindustry Allentown expo 2014:

-1st place large black and gray

-1st place medium black and gray

-2nd place large black and gray

-3rd place medium black and gray

NEPA Tattoo Arts Fest 2014

-1st place large black and gray

-1st place small black and gray

-2nd place large black and gray

-3rd place large black and gray


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