Gentle Jay Blondel is an award winning tattoo artist and piercer from Brooklyn, New York. He Started tattooing in '99 and appeared on Ink Master Season 4 as a contestant. He made it to the final 6 where he was eliminated under controversial circumstances. While Gentle Jay got his nickname from his light touch and his mastery of fine detail he prides himself on being a well rounded tattoo artist. In his own words "my specialty is tattooing, if it can be tattooed I can tattoo it. My specialty is versatility."