Celebrity Profile: Chavonna (Bang) Rhodes

Chavonna (Bang) Rhodes is a tattoo artist from season 9 on Ink Master “Shop Wars” and is a versatile artist tattooing in Atlanta, GA. Originally from Boston, MA she has 5 years’ experience tattooing and full time for 2 years. She is making waves in the tattoo community with her positive attitude, fresh perspective, urban and fine art background.

She is also a hardworking, soldier in the US Army reserve. She is currently a 1st Lieutenant and should be making Captain by the end of the year.

Bang studied all things art especially illustration in college at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has been trained to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. When approached to try tattooing she considered it another form of fine art.

Bang began tattooing out of her dorm room in college before becoming an apprentice. After graduating college and commissioning as an Army Officer, she says she stuck with art and tattooing to continue on a positive path in life. The Georgia artist, whose styles include photorealism, portraits, sci-fi and surrealism, is on a mission to prove that artists of color are a force to be reckoned with in the industry.  = to book a tattoo

Examples of Bang’s Tattoo Art:


Dan Kelley

Name? Dan Kelley Shop? Skull and Snake Tattoo Studio Art Gallery Location? North Berwick, Maine. Years Tattooing? 10. Specialty? Black and Grey/Color realism Preferred inks



  Name? Rick Meggison, AKA Flipshades Shop? Full gypsy. I’ve been doing nothing but travel and tattoo for the last three years. #Tattourist! Residencies Iron


Cody Gower

Name? Cody Gower Shop? Against the grain tattoo Location? Smyrna TN Age? 30 You’re only 30 years, old, yet you’ve already been tattooing for 11



Name? — Aarika, AKA “Beetlejuice,” AKA “Beju” Shop name? — Tattoo Obscura/Traveler Location?– Anywhere, but mostly Janesville, Wisconsin. Years tattooing? — 11 – – –