Ike Trimboli - Mastectomy Tattoos and Scar Cover ups

                                        Matthews, NC

Michael Trimboli, also known as Ike, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but at an early age made his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Ike discovered his love and talent of art in high school and in 2011 bought his first tattoo machine and started crafting his skills.

In 2014, Ike began his training in scar cover ups. His specialty is surgical and self-inflicted scars. In the spring of 2017, Kirsten visited Ike for a consultation for her double mastectomy tattoo based on his  expertise and his beautiful art work. Although Ike had never done a double mastectomy tattoo, he was confident in his ability, and wanted to be a part of Kirsten’s journey.  Together they designed her personalized tattoo, and through this process they have formed a life long friendship.

The experience resonated with Ike and he was certain he wanted to be a part of The Inked Phoenix Project.  This significant role he played in what is typically the last step of a breast cancer survivor's  journey, propelled Ike to start specializing in mastectomy tattoos.

He has been at Infamous Ink Tattoo Studio since 2014

Please visit the following sites to see more of Ike's work

Tattoos by Ike

Ike's Instagram



Scar Cover Ups