FOUNDER, TATTOO ARTIST
Founder of Forbidden Ink, Korey Mintz, has been tattooing for 8 years, with a focus and specialty in black/grey and realistic artwork. His background in art studies extends to a very young age, and he is well versed in developing custom designs and portraits.
Ever since getting his started in the industry, he has been driven to start his own shop. With the help of his partner Crystal Hind, this became a reality in 2018.
PARTNER, BODY PIERCER, APPRENTICE TATTOO ARTIST
Crystal Hind is the shop's resident body piercer. After acquiring many piercings herself, she was driven to learn how to provide them to others, and began her apprenticeship in 2006. Her incredible mentor (who has since passed) noted Crystal was the fastest he had seen develop professional techniques.
Crystal has a passion for art and body modifications, and enjoys being a part of Forbidden Ink. She understands that getting a tattoo or piercing allows for unique personal expression, whether it is making a unique statement, or helping people get through tough life situations such as loss. To Crystal, being able to help someone is life’s greatest gift, and can really help heal the soul.
Crystal is also currently apprenticing as a tattoo artist.