Chip Beam apprenticed with Mike Lehto at Stiehl’s in Ithaca. Artifex Tattoo started under Joan’s Custom in Athens, PA then moved to Binghamton, NY where the name Artifex continued to live on.
was chosen for its latin meaning:
is a personal expression, and let's face it, a cool way to carry out that personal expression, a way that no one can ever take from you.
Chip has won 127 trophies from multiple tattoos shows across the country in the categories of
Multiple Pieces of the Day
Best Large Color
Best Large Gray Wash
has been featured in
, and has had tattoos appear in fourteen different
. He’s had the pleasure of having his work featured on five covers including
Tattoos for Women,
International Tattoo, and several in