Who is Ami James? Instagram, dating, bio

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Ami James is an American tattoo artist, television personality and entrepreneur born in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. He is the co-owner of the Love Hate Tattoos tattoo shop in Miami Beach, Florida, along with Chris Nunez , the subject of the TLC reality television show, Miami Ink.

James suffered from severe ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) which led him to art and tattooing from a young age. His father had tattoos and was also a painter. She got her first tattoo at the age of 15. For him it was an experience that led to his determination to become a tattoo artist.


Ami was born on April 6, 1972 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. He was 46 in 2018.


His father was an American who worked with the Israeli army and converted to Judaism three years before moving to Israel. In Israel, she met James’s mother who had emigrated from Bucharest. He spent his childhood in both Israel and Egypt. His father left the family when James was four and thus grew up without his father.

At the age of 11 or 12, James moved to the United States and lived with his grandparents (his father’s parents) before moving to Miami at the age of 12. He returned to Israel in his teens to complete his military service in the Israel Defense Forces as a sniper which he completed.


Ami is married to Jordan Kidd, an American football player. They married on 11 October 2016 and have two children, Shayli Haylen and Nalia James. James had previously been married to Andrea O’Brian from September 2005 until their divorce the following year (2006).

Ami James Children

The tattoo artist is the father of two girls: Shayli Haylen James born on August 3, 2008 and Nalia James born on May 8, 2012.


James began his apprenticeship with Lou, a fellow tattoo artist, at Tattoos By Lou in 1992. Currently, he is co-owner (with Chris Núñez) of the Love Hate Tattoos tattoo parlor in Miami Beach, Florida, the subject of the reality TV show. TLC, Miami Ink. He is also co-owner of other businesses such as the DeVille clothing company with Núñez and Jesse Fleet and the Miami nightclub Love Hate Lounge, with Núñez and two other close friends.

In addition to his tattoo business, James created designs for Motorola’s RAZR V3 cell phones and invested in a jewelry line, Love Hate Choppers Jewelry, with Boston-based jeweler Larry Weymouth.

He had a show, NY Ink in New York, whose plans to film he announced on his blog. He had announced that filming would begin in March 2011 and the show premiered on June 2, 2011. It has three seasons with the second season premiering in December 2011 and running through March 1, 2012 and the third premiering on April 4, 2013. .

In November 2012, it was announced that James was opening a tattoo studio called ‘Love Hate Social Club’ in London, UK. This attracted a number of guest tattoo artists which included Darren Brass , Megan Massacre and Chris Nunez .

He collaborated with PETA in 2013 in an ad for their ‘Ink Not Mink’ campaign. In May of the same year, he co-founded Tattoodo, an online platform for getting custom tattoo designs.


He has an estimated net worth of $ 5.1 million.


The Tattoo Shop is an eight-episode documentary for Facebook Watch that follows James and his former Miami Ink co-star Chris Nuñez, most recently known as Paramount Network’s Ink Master judge, as they attempt to find gold once again. with the newly opened Liberty City Tattoo in Wynwood. It brings together tattoo pioneers Ami James, Chris Nunez , Chris Garver , Darren Brass and Tommy Montoya as they open their new shop and take on the next generation of tattoo artists.

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