Based in Brooklyn, NY, John Reardon is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Tattoo. While he's no stranger to a classic dumb joke, he's also no fool. As owner of Greenpoint Tattoo Company, Reardon's honed his skills with the tattoo needle to create a shop specializing in clean, classic American tattooing.

Off the skin, Reardon's provided artwork for some of his favorite local restaurants and even created a custom painted Chevy Sonic. Complex met with him recently to discuss the nature of his tattoo studio and his experiences collaborating on design projects.