James Kern

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22, 1972
United States
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22, 1972 (age 47)
United States


Tattoo artist who is known for his intricate design work and abstract portraits. He is the owner of No Hope No Fear Tattoo in Portland, Oregon and shares his artwork through Instagram as well for his over 40,000 followers. 

Before Fame

He first began tattooing while he was in art school in Chicago in 1994. After practicing for several years without an apprenticeship, he opened his own studio No Hope No Fear Tattoo in Portland in February of 2007. 


He was featured in an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in November of 2017. He was also featured in an article and interview on Inked Magazine's website. 

Family Life

He got married in June of 2017 to Ashley Kern. He has a twin brother named Tim who also works at his shop in Portland. 

Associated With

He listed Steve Butcher as a fellow tattoo artist who inspires him in an interview with Inked Magazine.