Ed Hardy studied tattooing in Japan in 1973 with Japanese tattoo master, Horidhide. He later became famous for merging Japanese tattoo aesthetic and technique with his American style. When you see Ed Hardy Fashions you quickly note the tattoo spirit of his collection. Hardy’s clothing and accessories are a great way to enjoy the free spirit of tattoos without the commitment!
In 1982 Hardy formed Hardy Apero Marks Publications with his wife. They published a series of five books titled Tattootime. Hardy has since published over 20 books.
Hardy is currently retired from tattooing. He lives oversees and now concentrates on non-tattoo art forms such as printmaking, drawing and painting.