THE ARTISTS

Get to know each of our artists and what they have to offer. Read their bios, view their portfolios, and ask a question.

 

DUSTIN HORAN

Dustin Horan is the owner of The Dead Presidents Lounge, and has been tattooing for over 18 years. Originally, Dustin was planning to end up in comics & illustration while studying at FIT. Suddenly, his life was changed and he was completely engulfed into the tattoo world. He takes inspiration from his yoga practice, trips abroad to India, as well as other fantastical lands. He has a strong passion for Japanese tattoos, Mendhi designs, and anything else he can capture from the inspirational environments he surrounds himself in. Dustin prefers large-scale pieces but will take on anything other than portraits & lettering… “let’s face it, there are so many other people who are better at it, so why would I bother?” Dustin is a co-owner of Jai Yoga School with his wife Meg, teaches yoga & movement classes at the studio, has two children, and is a ninja warrior in training…not really, but kind of. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Instagram: @dustinhoran

DUSTIN'S PORTFOLIO

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CHRISTIAN MINICK

Keep it clean, keep it simple.

Instagram: @christianminicktattoo

CHRISTIAN'S PORTFOLIO

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PETER CLARKE

My name is Pete Clarke and I do custom tattoos at The Dead Presidents Lounge. I have been practicing tattooing professionally since 2008. I enjoy natural and classical subject matter. I concentrate on contrast, size, and simplicity. I try my best to design tattoos that are legible and impactful but will also age well with the wearer. I’m a dad, husband, artist, and an a United States Air Force Vet. Here are a few examples of my work. Thank you for taking the time to check them out.

Instagram: @pete_at_dead

PETER'S PORTFOLIO

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MELANIE LUCIA-CLARKE

I like fresh fruit around the house and chocolate chips in my pancakes.

Instagram: @melanietattoo

MELANIE'S PORTFOLIO

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NATALIE LEITMAN

Tattooer.

Yogi.

Cat mom.

Instagram: @natalieleitman

NATALIE'S PORTFOLIO

DEREK HOLLENBECK

ARRIVED FROM THE WEST COAST,

READY TO CREATE SOME ART WITH YOU ALL.

Instagram: @moon_church_tattoos

DEREK'S PORTFOLIO

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ELIJAH ORTIZ

I am from Albany and have been tattooing for 10 years as of 2022. I like long walks on the beach and feeling the sand between my toes. 

Instagram: @elijahdortiztattoo

ElIJAH'S PORTFOLIO

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 WHITNEY LUEDTKE

Name is Whitney Luedtke (pronounced LUD-KEY) and I’m from the Hudson Valley. My style can be described as illustrative while paying hommage to the longevity of a tattoo. Subject matter like biodiversity, folklore and legends, anime and good jokes always catch my interest. In my spare time I fuss with plants, thrift for the thrill, or hunker down on a jigsaw puzzle. I’m ready to talk about your ideas! 

Instagram: @whitneyltattoos

WHITNEY'S PORTFOLIO

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CS TATTOO REMOVAL

Founded in 2017 by husband and wife duo, Christian and Stephanie Minick, CS tattoo removal was thought of to help clients remove unwanted tattoos or lighten them to make cover ups easier and gives the client a wider variety of options. Christian has been a tattooer at the Dead President's Lounge since day one and is passionate about the quality of tattoos. Over the years there has been frustrations and roadblocks on what we can give to a client to help with past mistakes. Luckily we are able to help clients get a better tattoo or remove unwanted tattoos. Please check out the description on our website.

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CS TATTOO REMOVAL'S PORTFOLIO

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