She is a tattoo artist and the co-owner of Unique Arts Studio in Glens Falls, New York. She lives though in Albany, New York. She has 9 years of experience, and recently appeared as a contestant on Ink Masters. Lydia Bruno’s motto is “burn your own path,” something she has done for herself ever since leaving a career in the mental health industry in order to deal with a whole different breed of crazy people- tattoo artists. An artist since childhood, Bruno learned her tattoo craft through an “old school” apprenticeship. She specializes in black and grey photorealism and is particularly drawn to morbid imagery. A go-getter with an adventurous spirit, Bruno’s got plenty of practice fighting back as she is also a boxer who has been told she’s “too aggressive” in the ring. Lucky for her there’s no such thing as “too aggressive” when it comes to tattooing.