Chris Núñez (born April 11, 1973) is an American tattoo artist. He is the Owner of HandCrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery, a tattoo shop located in Miami, Florida and current judge on Spike Tv's hit reality competition in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic skills. Núñez, who is of Cuban origin, received his first tattoo at age 16. The tattoo is now, however, "lost under a sea of new ones", as he revealed during Ink's first season. Núñez attended Chaminade Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida. He has also lived in Brazil and Ecuador, and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.