Ryan Ashley Malarkey is a Black and Gray tattoo artist based out of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She co-owns and operates her oddities parlor The Strange and Unusual, where she has a private and appointment only tattoo studio.
Ryan was born in 1987 in northeast Pennsylvania. She has been artistic since childhood, pursuing art heavily into her adult life.
She graduated with a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007 as the Critic's Choice award winner of her class.
From there, she lived and worked in NYC as a designer and artist for a private label clothing company until 2011. At this time she left the city to come home to PA and pursue her art full time, in the form of tattooing.
She apprenticed for one year in a private studio and has been developing her unique design style ever since!