Inked Magazine names Bronx man as one of top NYC tattoo artists

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A Bronx man has been named one of the top tattoo artists in NYC by Inked Magazine.

Keith "Dez" Hernandex works at the famous Bang Bang Tattoo in Soho and has tattooed athletes and celebrities.

Hernandez says before he was a tattoo artist, he was arrested when he was around 17 years old.

He says after the arrest, he began drawing portraits of classmates, making hair designs by cutting hair and eventually began tattooing friends in an apartment.

Hernandez says watching "A Bronx Tale" inspired him to continue tattooing.

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