Ami James - Updated Jun 2024

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Ami James

Ami James is an American tattoo artist, television personality as well as an entrepreneur. Ami James is the co-owner of the tattoo parlor “Love Hate Tattoos” and DeVille Clothing. Likewise, he has also co-founded Tattoodo, which is an online platform for getting customers custom-designed tattoos.

Early Life and Childhood

Ami James is 51 years old. He was born on April 6, 1972, in the Israeli-occupied city of Sharm El Sheikh, Israel (now part of Egypt).

Moreover, he lived in both Israel and Egypt as a child and spent much of his childhood without his father as his father left the family.

Since his childhood, he was drawn into art and tattooing as his father had tattoos and was also a painter. Further,  he moved to the United States before moving to Miami at the age of 12.

At the age of 15, he got his first tattoo, which made him determined to become a tattoo artist himself.

Then he moved back to Israel in his teens and completed his military service in the Israel Defense Forces as an Infantry sniper.

Likewise, his father, an American, converted to Judaism three years before moving to Israel where he joined the Israeli army and met James’ mother who emigrated from Romania.

However, he belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is still unknown.

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Caption: Ami James shared this photo captioning “family” on the surf trip to Costa Rica. Source: Instagram

Personal Life

Talking about his relationship status, Ami James is a married man. However, he has married twice in his life.

Firstly, he tied the knot with Andrea O’ Brian in the year 2005. But their relationship up with a divorce in the year 2006.

Then he got married to Jordon Kidd who is just 18 years old in the year 2006.  She is an American football player. He and his wife have been blessed with two children.

They had their first child, Shayli Haylen James on August 3, 2008. Their second child, a daughter named Nalia, was born on May 8, 2012.


Caption: Ami with his wife (Source: Pinterest)


There have been rumors that they were just living together and had not tied the knot with each other. Moreover, Ami James had also ceased his relationship with Kidd.

In addition to this, more rumors as he has got separated from Kidd and also Kidd has received custody of the children. Though the rumor is not confirmed yet.

Body Measurements

Ami James has a tall and charming personality. He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78m) and his weight is still unknown.

Likewise, his body type is athletic. And his eyes are dark brown. He likes to keep a bald hairstyle that suits his body structure.

Career and Professional Life

Reflecting on Ami’s professional life, he started his apprenticeship with tattoo artist Lou at Tattoos By Lou in 1992.

Similarly, he is the co-owner of the Miami Beach, Florida tattoo parlor Love Hate Tattoos, the subject of the TLC reality television program, Miami Ink.

In addition, he co-owns the DeVille clothing company with Núñez and Jesse Fleet, and the Miami nightclub Love Hate Lounge, with Núñez and two other close friends.

Moreover, he has also created designs for Motorola’s RAZR V3 mobile phones. He has also invested in a jewelry line, Love Hate Choppers Jewelry, with Boston jeweler Larry Weymouth.

Furthermore, his show NY Ink premiered on June 2, 2011. Also, Season 2 of NY Ink premiered on December 2011 and ran through March 1, 2012.

He also started a tattoo studio, ‘Love Hate Social Club‘ in London, the UK in November 2012. His tattoo studio had several guest tattoo artists including, Darren Brass, Megan Massacre, and Chris Núñez.

In 2013, he teamed up with PETA in an ad for their “Ink Not Mink” campaign. Moreover, he has also co-founded Tattoodo, an online platform for getting a custom tattoo design, which launched on May 9, 2013.

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Caption: Ami tattooing his customer (Source: Lonely Planet)

Ami James – Net Worth 2023

Ami James has earned a decent sum of money through his successful career. James owns many tattoo outlets.

Besides, he has his clothing line and also partnered with jewelry designs, appear on TV, and does involve in different businesses.

Hence, his net worth is eye-catching, the estimated net worth, is around $5.1 million. Moreover, he has also earned large amounts from the tattoo business.

Ami James – Social Media

He is socially active on media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. He has a great fan following.

Likewise, he has more than 3.4 million followers on Facebook, around 293.7k followers on Twitter, and around 589k followers on Instagram.

Similarly, he joined Twitter in February 2010 and he has also shared 606 posts so far on his Instagram account.