Guy Aitchison


Guy Aitchison (born 1968) is an American tattoo artist and painter born in Michigan.[1][2] Aitchison began painting album covers in 1985 and began tattooing in 1988.[3] He has also released several books.[4] He owns a studio called Hyper Space Studios with his wife, Michele Wortman, who is also a tattoo artist and painter.[5] They were both on TLC's Tattoo Wars in 2007. He is the brother of former LA Ink TV personality, Hannah Aitchison. He was also a guest artist on LA Ink. He gave Rob Zombie his first tattoo in 1989 when he was 21.[6]

Guy Aitchison
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Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention, 2008
Born1968 (age 53–54)
OccupationTattoo artist, painter
SpouseMichele Wortman

Guy Aitchison was already in an apprenticeship at the Jacklich Corporation in the art department by age 17. After completing his apprenticeship he began painting record covers for Vinnie Moore, David Chastain, Apocrypha, Hex, Skatenigs, and mostly for California-based Shrapnel Records. In 1989 he began a tattooing apprenticeship at Bob Oslon's Custom Tattooing in Chicago for two years. He opened his own tattoo studio, Guilty & Innocent Productions, which remained a top standing shop until 1998 when it shut down so that he could move to the country to focus more on painting.[citation needed]

World Wide Tattoo ConferenceEdit

In 2012, Guy Aitchison took part in the first International conference of the Tattoo community where world-class Tattoo Artists such as Bob Tyrrell, Stéphane Chaudesaigues, Joe Capobianco, Jeff Gogue, Alex De Pase, Boris, Nikko Hurtado, Nick Baxter attended seminars on various technical skills. The purpose of this event was to give tattooists the opportunity to improve their level. The 2012 editions of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference took place in Chicago and London.[7]


  • The Biomechanical Encyclopedia
  • Reinventing the Tattoo
  • Organica


  1. ^ "Tattoo Gathering – Guy Aitchison interview". Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2009.
  2. ^ "Hyper Space Studios – Interview". Archived from the original on November 3, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "Guy Aitchison and Michele Wortman interview". Prick Magazine. September 2003. Archived from the original on October 23, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Amazing Tattoos
  5. ^ Apple – Guy Aitchison Archived May 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Eric Alt. "Q&A With Rob Zombie". Inked Magazine.
  7. ^ "World Wide Tattoo Conference". 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012..