Oliver Peck was born in 29 July 1971, in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is a tattoo artist and businessman, but probably best known for being a judge on the reality TV competition show entitled “Ink Master”. He is the joint owner of the Texas-based tattoo parlor Elm Stree Tattoo, as well as the Los Angeles based True Tattoo.
The Wealth of Oliver Peck
How rich is Oliver Peck? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through success as a tattoo artist and in business. He was also previously married to tattoo artist and model Kat Von D who helped elevate his net worth during their time together. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Growing up, Oliver had developed an interest in art, and he steadily improved his drawing skills. He also showed a bit of talent skateboarding, and improved that skill too while attending South West High School in Dallas. However, during his teen years, he was arrested for using drugs, but while serving time in jail he realized his mistake, and after completing his sentence, he started working in a factory.
At the age of 17, he decided to return to his love of art by beginning to work on tattoos. It wasn’t until other artists also saw potential in his tattoos that he was able to pursue the craft, and he then became a part of the tattoo shop called Pair-O-Dice Tattoo. With the guidance of another professional named Stell, Oliver would actually become one of the best tattoo artists in the world. In 2008, he made headlines when he was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, for creating 415 tattoos of the number 13 within a 24 hour period.
Moving to Business
Thanks to his experience and popularity, Peck started getting invitations to various locations in Europe to display his skill, and so others could get tattoos designed by him. He soon ventured into business for himself with the money he gathered, and subsequently opened two tattoo parlors, the first being Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, and the other True Tattoo in Hollywood. His exposure also continued to increase, as he was invited to become involved with the Spike TV television show entitled “Ink Master” as a judge, alongside Dave Navarro and Chris Nunez.
The reality competition series features various up-and-coming tattoo artists who compete in a variety of challenges, with renowned tattoo artists judging their skills. The show attracted a bit of controversy when a staff member accused Peck and Nunez of sexually harassing her, and treating her “like a whore” according to her words. Nevertheless, the show continued to run and its popularity has also spawned several spin-offs. After his run with the show, Peck continues to do tattoo work, and manages his shops.
Relationships and Marriage
After dating for several months, Oliver married tattoo artist and model Kat Von D in 2003 – their marriage would go on for four years before they divorced in 2007. During this time, Von D was also suffering from alcoholism, and she decided to quit drinking after realizing that it was affecting her work. After the end of the relationship, Oliver went on to have a relationship with Audra Cabral, and the two can be seen together in various social media posts.
Is Oliver Peck on Social Media?
Peck is active on social media, particularly on the websites Twitter and Instagram. He often portrays some of the recent events he has been involved in, and his recent work through his Instagram page, as well as promoting his tattoo businesses. Aside from these, he’s been seen in pictures with his staff as well as posting pictures of him and his relationship with Audra, who also features a lot of tattoos designed by Oliver, and the two are also seen in her Instagram account sporting various pictures. He also has a Twitter page which mostly promotes his recent projects similar to his Instagram account. Prior to the show “Ink Master” finishing its recent run, he was promoting a lot of the show’s episodes too.
His shop Elm Street Tattoo also has its own personal website, which is shown along with the large staff, and features various events, locations, as well as profiles of their tattoo artists. They also post pictures of some of their most popular work, often consisting of whole back or leg tattoos, and single tattoos on different places in the arms. The website also features an online store, which prints shirts for sale, featuring their store name.