Doug Sparks from Empire Tattoo in Clementon, New Jersey is a versatile and focused tattoo artist who started tattooing in 2007.

Heavily influenced by Japanese style tattooing he drew inspiration from artists such as Shige, Filip Leu, and Jeff Gogue early on.

Now he focuses of illustrative style of tattooing with heavy use of line work to hold the piece together with a primary focus in Japanese and neo traditional designs.

Doug takes appointments from Wednesday through Saturday.


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  • Black and gray payasa girl, work in progress on another sleeve by artist Chris Shockley @chrisshockleytattooer at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ

    empiretattooinc: "Black and gray payasa girl, work in progress on another sleeve by artist Chris Shockley @chrisshockleytattooer at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ"
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  • Custom design of this tiger from Up-for-grabs collection done by Jeff Bermingham aka @jeffberm at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ! 🐯

    empiretattooinc: "Custom design of this tiger from Up-for-grabs collection done by Jeff Bermingham aka @jeffberm at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ! 🐯"
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  • Motto for a US secret service counter sniper team member. Done by artist Matt Doherty at Empire Tattoo in Clementon NJ 💪💪

    empiretattooinc: "Motto for a US secret service counter sniper team member. Done by artist Matt Doherty at Empire Tattoo in Clementon NJ 💪💪"
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  • Fresh pic of this owl piece done by artist Chris Peters @artbychrispeters at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🦉🍁

    empiretattooinc: "Fresh pic of this owl piece done by artist Chris Peters @artbychrispeters at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🦉🍁"
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  • All healed up pic of Obi-Wan Kanobi done by artist Douglas Sparks aka @meanmugdoug at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ ✴️⭐

    empiretattooinc: "All healed up pic of Obi-Wan Kanobi done by artist Douglas Sparks aka @meanmugdoug at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ ✴️⭐"
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  • Black and gray tribe girl done by Empire Tattoo artist Chris Shockley aka @chrisshockleytattooer! 🦁🔥

    empiretattooinc: "Black and gray tribe girl done by Empire Tattoo artist Chris Shockley aka @chrisshockleytattooer! 🦁🔥"
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  • No words needed! Superbowl 2018!🏆 Eagles!!!🦅 Great Victory! ✌️ Done by artist Gary Kolarik @the1gk at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ

    empiretattooinc: "No words needed! Superbowl 2018!🏆 Eagles!!!🦅 Great Victory! ✌️
Done by artist Gary Kolarik @the1gk at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ"
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  • Work in progress on this Native American design from artist Chris Peters aka @artbychrispeters at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🏞️🌿

    empiretattooinc: "Work in progress on this Native American design from artist Chris Peters aka @artbychrispeters at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🏞️🌿"
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  • Custom design of this Batman villain symbol from a while back done by artist Matthew Doherty aka @dohertytattoos at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🦇🦇

    empiretattooinc: "Custom design of this Batman villain symbol from a while back done by artist Matthew  Doherty aka @dohertytattoos at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ 🦇🦇"
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  • Knee mandala in progress by artist Jeff Bermingham aka @jeffberm at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ!

    empiretattooinc: "Knee mandala in progress by artist Jeff Bermingham aka @jeffberm at Empire Tattoo in Clementon, NJ!"
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