Over the years, Mario Barth has not only been Tattoo Artist of the Year — he's been breaking ground for the tattoo industry in a number of ways. Mario Barth has opened a number of tattoo shops worldwide, such as Starlight Tattoo and King Ink, has started an entire tattoo ink brand that is now the world's leading ink brand for tattoo artists, and has held annual tattoo shows that attract tens of thousands of attendees every year, making him one of the leading men of the tattoo industry and tattooing world.