American Tattoo Society formally announces Rick Howard as the Director of Marketing.


Fayetteville, NC (October 16, 2021) – American Tattoo Society (ATS) who were selected to open tattoo studios on MIlitary bases around the world announced today that it has hired Rick Howard as the Director of Marketing for American Tattoo Society. “I have worked with Rick for the last 15 years and am very excited to have him on our team!” says Ryan Harrell, who along with his wife Nicole Harrell, own American Tattoo Society & the All American Tattoo Conventions.

Rick Howard, a Fayetteville NC native, studied Design and Development at Fayetteville Technical Community College. In the past, Rick has taught Marketing & Design at Fayetteville Technical Community College, held the positions of Web Developer at ARC Design Agency & most recently was the Creative Director for the 219 Group Fayetteville’s premier creative design agency. Rick was instrumental in projects resulting in over 40 awards for marketing and design.

American Tattoo Society was selected by AAFES to be the first on-base tattoo studio which opened in Las Vegas Nevada at Nellis Air Force in September 2020. American Tattoo Society has since opened two more locations on MacDill AFB & Ft Bliss & 6 more locations set to open in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 with ATS of Keesler AFB set to open in October of 2021. American Tattoo Society’s Fayetteville & Jacksonville NC locations are two of the largest tattoo studios in the US.


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