Details: This door poster shows a tattoo of a black panther and a snake intertwined. At the top it says Ed Hardy .
Don Ed Hardy is an American tattoo artist born in Iowa in 1945. Hardy was the first Western tattoo artist to incorporate Japanese tattoo aesthetic and technique into his work and is an accomplished fine artist, as well. Today Hardy is in semi-retirement when it comes to tattoos, but oversees his San Francisco studio, Tattoo City. Since the 1980's, he has concentrated on non-tattoo based art forms, especially printmaking, drawing and painting.