Shane O’Neill is a self-taught artist who practices what he preaches. It’s a down-to-earth, humble approach not only to tattoo, but to life and art in general.
Born in Philly, Shane fell in love with art at an early age. After earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Philadelphia University of the Arts, he began to work as a freelance illustrator. The career left Shane feeling uninspired, but with some encouragement from his brother, he started tattooing, and he’s never looked back.
Shane specializes in realism, portraits, wildlife, and horror but is very capable of creating any style of tattooing. Shane travels around the country and internationally to tattoo conventions. While attending these events, you can find him teaching seminars and producing some of his best work.
While Shane’s work stands out among his peers and has won him countless awards, it’s his approach to art that’s truly remarkable. Throughout his entire career, Shane has dedicated himself to absorbing and mastering the art of tattoo. He doesn’t boast, never brags, and lets his work speak for itself.