Ed Hardy is an American Tattoo artist and is best known for his tattoo work and his eponymous apparel and accessories brand Ed Hardy. He Catapulted in to fame in the early 2000's and started his career in 1973, studying art in Japan. He became globally recognised for his incorporation of Japanese art within American styling. Ed bought tattoo artistry out of the dark and into the world of Fashion. Within two short years, he became one of the most desirable and recognizable brands of its time. Today Ed's tattoo art can be seen on products ranging from apparel, footwear, health and beauty to accessories.