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Born January 5th, raised in Queens, New York; artist Richard “MADE RICH” Parker has taken his pen, connected the dots and created life as he sees fit. Graduating from Wagner College with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, the football athlete traded his temporary cleats for permanent ink. For the past 6 years, Made Rich has been perfecting his tattoo craft by creating a style of his own. His bold but minimal line work surrounded by whimsical shading makes his work easily noticeable from anywhere. While developing his craft he is molding his brand, “Think Before You Ink”. Progress is the young entrepreneur’s focus and he has built a team around him whose motives are the same. With his new tattoo shop finally in full swing, the team’s focus appears promising in the near future. The first-time tattoo shop owner’s work ethic and creativity has caught the eyes of Urban Ink, The Source, Complex, Afro Punk and has landed him on the roster of Miya Bailey and Artemus Jenkins’ tattoo documentary “Color Outside The Lines” and ┬áSPIKE TV’s Ink Master Season 3 . With Made Rich’s timeless effort, ambition and devotion, there is no question he’ll reach the top for he is not looking to follow where the path may lead, instead he is attempting to go where there is no path and leave a trail.