Ryan Ashley Malarkey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ryan Ashley Malarkey Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight61 kg
Date of BirthApril 29, 1987
Zodiac SignTaurus
BoyfriendArlo DiCristina

Ryan Ashley Malarkey is a hugely sought-after American tattoo artist whose tattoo designs feature heavy aesthetic elements like lace details, ornamental jewels, and beadworks. She rose to prominence in 2016 after winning the title on the 8th season of Ink Master and went on to judge Ink Master: Angels from 2017 to 2018. Ryan is also the co-owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor which deals in novelty objects, antiques, and taxidermy. Her work has become widely-known through Instagram on which she has more than 1 million followers.

Born Name

Ryan Ashley Malarkey

Nick Name

Ryan

Ryan Ashley Malarkey taking a selfie in March 2018
Ryan Ashley Malarkey taking a selfie in March 2018 (Ryan Ashley Malarkey / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Pennsylvania, United States

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Ryan graduated from Lake Lehman High School in Pennsylvania in 2005.

She went on to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Fashion Design. In her final year, she was awarded the critic’s choice award in her class.

Occupation

Tattoo Artist

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Diane Green
  • Siblings – She has a younger sister.

Manager

Unknown

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Ryan Ashley Malarkey appearing in a selfie with boyfriend Josh Balz on New Year's Day 2017
Ryan Ashley Malarkey appearing in a selfie with boyfriend Josh Balz on New Year’s Day 2017 (Ryan Ashley Malarkey / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ryan Ashley Malarkey has dated –

  1. Joshua Balz (2013-2017) – Ryan began dating Josh Balz, a former member of the metal band Motionless in White, in 2013. The couple turned their common passions into a business venture and became owners of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston, Pennsylvania. After being together for almost 3 years, Ryan and Josh announced their engagement in March 2016. But, as Ryan began traveling for Ink Master: Angels, their relationship became strained and they decided to split up in 2017.
  2. Arlo DiCristina (2018-Present) The first time Ryan went public with her relationship with Arlo DiCristina was in November 2018 on Instagram. They made their first appearance as a couple on the cover of Inked magazine’s January 2019 issue. Arlo is a former pro-MMA-fighter-turned-tattoo-artist.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

However, she dyes her hair ‘platinum blonde’.

Eye Color

Gray

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Nose ring
  • Sharp jawline
  • Extensive tattoos covering her whole body including her neck

Brand Endorsements

Ryan has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • FK Irons
  • Balm Tattoo
  • Eternal Ink
  • Wipe Outz
  • Hive Caps
  • Apple
Ryan Ashley Malarkey with her pet dog Volta in a 2017 Instagram selfie
Ryan Ashley Malarkey with her pet dog Volta in a 2017 Instagram selfie (Ryan Ashley Malarkey / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being the first female tattoo artist to win the reality TV competition Ink Master in season 8 in 2016
  • Her trademark black-and-gray tattoo designs which bear elaborate elements like beadworks, ornamental jewels, and lace details

First TV Show

In 2016, Ryan made her TV show debut as a contestant on season 8 of the reality series Ink Master.

Ryan Ashley Malarkey Favorite Things

Source – InkedMag.com

Ryan Ashley Malarkey taking a selfie with fellow Ink Master Angels judges Kelly Doty and Nikki Simpson
Ryan Ashley Malarkey taking a selfie with fellow Ink Master Angels judges Kelly Doty and Nikki Simpson (Ryan Ashley Malarkey / Instagram)

Ryan Ashley Malarkey Facts

  1. Before becoming a tattoo artist, Ryan worked as a fashion designer for 5 years in New York City with a private label. She worked extensively with beadworks, embroidery, appliqués for garments, and lace details, which are also reflected in her current tattoo designs.
  2. In her early 20s, Ryan had to undergo surgery for a thyroid condition. As a result, she was put on thyroid replacement and suffered from side-effects like hair fall, weight fluctuations, etc.
  3. In September 2018, she partnered with Apple to speak at the “Today at Apple” seminar in Brooklyn. The seminar focused on the benefits of Apple tools like Procreate and Tattoo Smart in helping enhance tattoo designs.
  4. Malarkey appeared on the spin-off series, Ink Master: Angels along with Kelly Doty, Gia Rose, and Nikki Simpson in 2017. The show traveled across America in search of local tattoo artists who would face off against the Angels for a spot on the next season of Ink Master.
  5. She has 3 pets, all Pomeranians, named, Travolta, Toronto, and Gucci. She came across Travolta on the road while filming Ink Master: Angels for 2 seasons from 2017 to 2018.
  6. Visit her official website @ ryan-ashley-malarkey.format.com.
  7. Follow Ryan Ashley Malarkey on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Featured Image by Ryan Ashley Malarkey / Instagram

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