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He's the owner and chief tattoo artist at Starlight Tattoo, the international tattoo organization, the international tattoo organization with four high-end tattoo studios and the online tattoo supply company called, The Tattoo Super Store. Starlight Tattoo, the only OSHA approved tattoo studios in the nation, sells merchandise in 28 countries on six continents.
Barth speaks four languages, holds several degrees and resides in Washington Township, New Jersey with his wife and business partner Carol. The Barths are involved in several philanthropic organizations including the Red Cross of America, Salvation Army, Hurricane Katrina Benefits, National Breast Care Foundation, Have A Heart and Kids Who Rock.
He began his career over 20 years ago as a teenager in Austria. After training for several years, the Austrian native opened his first tattoo studio in 1989. Barth opened the first of its kind upscale tattoo studios in Detroit and Miami Beach. In 1999 he opened Starlight Tattoo in Fair Lawn, NJ. That same year he opened a store in Paterson, NJ, followed by a store in Belleville, NJ in 2001 and in Rochelle Park, NJ in 2005. And in 2005, Barth created and served as editor-in-chief of Starlight Tattoo's first trade magazine.
Barth's celebrity clientele
Includes: Lenny Kravitz, Jason Kidd, Fieldy of Korn, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Nikki Sixx of M?tley Cr?e, members of My Chemical Romance, members of Ill Ni?o, rapper Jim Jones, radio host Wendy Williams, comedian Rich Voss and NFL Giants' players Jermaine Taylor, Kendrick Allen and David Diehl. Exclusive international guest artists include Japanese Grand Master Horitoshi. Barth is the winner of over 200 international awards and has an extraordinary celebrity clientele.
Barth's Achievements in the World of Tattooing
Barth hosts the annual Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth, a tattoo and piercing expo which draws crowds in excess of 25,000- the largest collection of tattoo artists in the world. Due to its extreme popularity, Paisano publications have dedicated an entire annual magazine based solely on the expo. He serves as consultant and practitioner for Hackensack Cosmetic Surgeons for reconstructive micro pigmentation on cancer patients. He created a series of special inks for use in reconstructive surgery to help patients adjust with a more natural dermal appearance after major operations. Barth is a long standing member of all internationally recognized tattoo organizations including the National Tattoo Association, Alliance of Professional Tattooists, Tattoo Club of Great Britain and The Society of Permanent Makeup Specialists.
In addition to tattooing, Barth also invents cutting-edge products for the industry. He is the creator and manufacturer of the first-ever sterile single dose inks (Singlez ?) which contain his Intenze Ink Tattoo Colours.He is the founder of the Tattoo Legal Defense Fund. Barth is the owner and chief tattoo artist at Starlight Tattoo. Starlight Tattoo sells merchandise in 28 countries on six continents. Amazingly, in the six years since its inception in the US, Starlight Tattoo has generated one of the fastest growing clientele with more than 15,000 customers; making it one of the three most successful tattoo studios in the world. In fact, The National Tattoo Association named Starlight Tattoo one of the best tattoo studio worldwide.
In addition to his four New Jersey studios, Barth is presently working on the construction of two more US studios, four European studios and one in Asia. Barth also invents cutting-edge products for the industry. He is the creator and manufacturer of the first-ever sterile single dose inks. Setting new standards for safety and health in the industry, Intenze Colours are the hottest inks in the business.
Barth's Awards for TattooingSome of Barth's many awards include: The 2005 Goldminds' Innovation of the Year - awarded to only one recipient each year, of which only three have been tattoo artists; Artist of the Year, for seven consecutive years; Best of Show; Best Tattooist; Best New Style; Best Freehand Artist and Best Overall.