WORLD RENOWNED and celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth is the owner and chief tattoo artist at Starlight Tattoo, the premier international tattoo enterprise with four tattoo studios (Starlight Tattoo NJ, Starlight Tattoo Mirage, Starlight Tattoo Las Vegas, and the upcoming Starlight Tattoo Austria), the owner of high-end tattoo studio King Ink in Foxwoods, Connecticut, and the owner and founder of internationally loved, sterile, 100% vegan friendly tattoo ink manufacturer and seller, INTENZE Products, Inc. Starlight Tattoo has generated one of the fastest growing clientele in the global industry, making it one of the most successful tattoo studios in the world. In fact, The National Tattoo Association named Starlight Tattoo "one of the best tattoo studios worldwide."
BEGINNING his career over 25 years ago as a teenager in Austria and after training for several years, the Austrian native opened his first tattoo studio in 1989. Mario Barth opened the first of its kind upscale tattoo studios in Detroit and Miami Beach, before settling down in New Jersey. In 1999 he opened Starlight Tattoo in Fair Lawn, NJ. That same year he opened a store in Paterson, NJ, followed by a store in Belleville, NJ in 2001 and in Rochelle Park, NJ in 2005. And in 2005, Barth created and served as editor-in-chief of Starlight Tattoo's first trade magazine. In 2007, Mario Barth acted as a consultant and practitioner for Hackensack Cosmetic Surgeons for reconstructive micro pigmentation on cancer patients, creating a series of special inks for use in reconstructive surgery to help patients adjust with a more natural dermal appearance after major operations.
IN ADDITION to his tattoo studios and INTENZE line of tattoo inks, Mario Barth also invents cutting-edge products for the tattoo industry. He was the first to introduce a 19 Tattoo Ink Color Set to the market; the first to introduce an Artist Tattoo Ink set; the first to establish an official worldwide certified supplier network for tattoo ink; the first to establish an official tattoo artist sponsorship program (with currently over 50 of the world's GREATEST artists being sponsored by INTENZE); and is the creator and manufacturer of the FIRST EVER sterile single use product, the INTENZE One Cap Tattoo Inks, which revolutionizes how tattoo artists conduct their business travels and vastly improves the safety and sterility of tattooing. Mario Barth and his surplus of innovative ventures continues to set new standards for safety and health in the industry.
KNOWN IN the tattoo industry as the foremost innovator and trendsetter, Mario Barth is the winner of over 200 international awards and has an extraordinary celebrity clientele, including Lenny Kravitz, Jason Kidd, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, members of My Chemical Romance, members of Ill Nino, radio host Wendy Williams, comedian Rich Voss and NFL Giants' players Jermaine Taylor, Kendrick Allen and David Diehl.
MARIO BARTH, NAMED one of the most influential artists in the history of tattooing, hosts the annual Inked Out New Jersey Tattoo & Music Festival, a tattoo and piercing expo which draws passionate crowds in excess of 20,000 and houses the largest collection of the most superbly talented tattoo artists in the world. Inked Out New Jersey routinely makes headlining articles on official news outlets including CBS New York, NJ.com News, and more.
SOME OF MARIO BARTH'S many awards include: The 2005 Goldminds' Innovation of the Year - awarded to only one recipient each year, of which only three have been tattoo artists; Artist of the Year, for 7+ consecutive years; Best of Show; Best Tattooist; Best Color Tattoo; Best Black & Grey Tattoo; Best Portrait; Best New Style; Best Freehand Artist; Best Backpiece; Best Overall; and many, many more.
MARIO TAKES APPOINTMENTS all over the world, and maintains approximately an 18 month waiting list depending on his other obligations to the tattoo industry.