About The Artists

9MAG has been delivering results since we opened in 2013. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers.

The shop owner, Ryan Henry has over 10 years of experience in the tattoo industry and is passionate about exceeding your expectations.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

RYAN

Tattoo Appointments: Ryanhenry@9magtattoo.com
Appearance Bookings: Ryanhenry@witegold.com
Ph: (773) 999-5696

Meet Ryan Henry, a brilliant freehand tattoo artist who has been hard at work perfecting his craft since 2009. It wasn’t long before the greats noticed his talent. In 2011 Ryan was chosen by one of the world’s most recognizable black tattoo artists, Miya Bailey, to help educate the public on the history of black tattoo culture and show the highly skilled artists who are creating a new culture today. The film, Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary, released in 2012 and Ryan was given another platform outside of social media to showcase his gift. The following year Ryan created 9MAG and has since held the title of the top tattoo artist in Chicago. Because of the massive wave created by Ryan’s talent, satisfied clients and praise of fellow artists VH1 couldn’t help but to follow his journey on Black Ink Crew: Chicago.

With a consistently growing expertise in his favorite style, traditional Japanese art and creative freehand, Ryan is able to take his clients ideas and transform them into custom artwork. He is available by appointment only in the 9MAG tattoo studio and often travels across the US joining the best artists in the world at tattoo conventions and as a guest artist in multiple tattoo shops. You can check in with Ryan via social media, @RyanHenryTattoo, to stay up to date with upcoming tours, 9MAG merchandise releases, new tattoos and his inspiring lifestyle.

VAN

Tattoo Appointments: (773) 641-6557
Appearance Bookings: Van@witegold.com

A real Chicago native born and raised on 79th St South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Van has definitely had his share of highs and complete lows and sure he’s no stranger to the rougher areas in Chicago. Nowadays Van fights most to show a more warmer side to his intimidating demeanor and stature. In addition to being a wonderful full time father, Van has catapulted in his careers over the course of a decade becoming one of the most respected tattoo artist in the Mid West. Van recently became a new business owner launching his clothing line CHICAGORILLA. Life hasn’t been an easy road for Van and but he’s indeed a changed man, at a level of a new found success Van is bringing the real like we’ve never seen before on the hit reality television show Black Ink Crew Chicago on VH1 where he struggles day to day with artists he once called family. Speaking solely on loyalty, respect and leadership thus far standing on those qualities we can confidently say Van is clearly on his way to greatness.

PHOR

Tattoo Appointments: (708) 781 6083
Appearance Bookings: clintdajeweler@gmail.com

“Phor” is an African American song writer and rapper from Chicago Illinois. Phor gained worldwide recognition over the last 5 years as a standout tattoo artist at 9 MAG which earned him a role on the reality television show on Vh1, Black Ink Crew Chicago. The VH1 platform allowed Phor to showcase his love for music which led to the release of two albums “Sacrifice” released in 2015 on iTunes and “Lightning Bug” released in 2016 on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more. You can hear Phor’s music played throughout the episodes and many major music websites. Phor is currently on a national tour for his Lightning Bug album. His hit single “Do It” from the current album can be heard across the country on various radio stations. Phor’s latest single “chi town” has gained national recognition and can be heard on various radio stations across the country.