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JUSTIN STEPHAN’S NEW SCHOOL WORKS OF ART

THE ATLANTIC CURRENT -  JUNE 12, 2015

When it comes down to it, there are numerous forms of art. From scholarly Monet-esque painting to graffiti murals, this form of entertainment ranges from technique, colors used, and even preference.

One can look at tattooing the same way. A more permanent form of art, it requires intense concentration, unique style and, most importantly, adhering to customer preference. For Justin Stephan, tattoo artist and owner of A Stroke of Genius Tattoos in Deerfield Beach, his background is all about art. “Originally I had no interest in becoming a tattoo artist,” he confessed. “I had always been an artist; drawing, painting, airbrushing, etc. But tattooing never really interested me. I saw tattoos as biker tattoos, body art that would turn green from the sun in a couple of years.”

Justin moved to Orlando and started thorough research on tattoos, such as inks and machines the artists were using.

BEST OF BROWARD-PALM BEACH® /// READERS' CHOICE /// 2015

A Stroke of Genius - READERS' CHOICE: BEST TATTOO PARLOR

Yes, South Floridians — you’re all special snowflakes, wonderful in your own unique way. But some of you are a little more special. Some of you are freakin’ champions.

We say competition is a good thing, not least of all because it keeps everyone on their toes, striving to improve. Luckily, all around us amazing people and high-quality businesses are always upping their game, adding special touches, and making this a pretty awesome place to live.

In our annual Best of Broward-Palm Beach issue, we call out the people who’ve been most impressive this past year, as well as our favorite eateries, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop. Readers have also cast ballots for their faves in our Readers’ Poll.

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Nurse gets tattoo to honor Holocaust patients

Sun Sentinel - December 9, 2004

A nurse seeking to honor her Holocaust survivor patients asked a tattoo artist Wednesday to inscribe a tribute to their suffering on her forearm.

"Zachor," the Hebrew word for "Remember," is now permanently etched in blue ink on the inner left arm of Robin Zell Benveniste, a Jewish home health-care nurse from Delray Beach.

Benveniste said she knew she was making a controversial move: Many Jews believe tattoos desecrate the body and are expressly prohibited by Jewish law. But tattoos are becoming increasingly popular in American society: A Harris poll in 2012 showed 21 percent of Americans has a tattoo, up from 16 percent in 2003.

During World War II, Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland were tattooed with identifying serial numbers on their left forearms.

'Birdman' Chris Andersen's Newest Tattoo is Scary Good

NBC 6 Miami - Apr 24, 2015

Miami Heat star Chris 'Birdman' Andersen is ready for war! Or at least, his newest tattoo says so.

The famously Mohawked, tattooed forward took to Instagram to show off his freshest ink - a pair of skulls on the back of his head and the words "Give Me War" in bright, bold lettering.

The intimidating tattoo is courtesy of tattoo artist Justin Stephan of A Stroke of Genius Tattoos in Deerfield Beach.

The shop posted a photo to Facebook on Tuesday showing Justin "doing a little something on Zilla's head and neck" as he enjoyed a can of Hard Rock Energy drink.

The shop has locations in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton.

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