VH1’s Black Ink Crew: Chicago showcases Ryan Henry and the tattoo artists working in Chicago’s 9Mag, his tattoo shop. Currently in its third season, the show only seems to be getting better. But who is this famously talented tattoo artist? Find out everything you need to know about Ryan Henry, right here.
Ryan Henry’s baby mama, Rachel Leigh, is apparently trying to repair the couple’s relationship. Adding this to running his tattoo shop and dealing with even more drama, the next episode of Black Ink Crew: Chicago will definitely be worth a watch. Until then, here’s our Ryan Henry wiki so you can get to know the boss man better.
A History of Tragedy
Ryan Henry was born on May 27, 1986 making his age 31. The talented tattoo artist’s sister, Nova Henry, was the ex-girlfriend of former Chicago Bulls player, Eddy Curry. The two had two children: Noah and Ava.
Nova then began dating Frederick Goings, an attorney from Chicago, who helped with her child support settlement battle with Curry. However, after charging $24,000 in legal fees, she hired a new lawyer.
Things Take a Turn for the Worse
An enraged Goings shot Nova and 10-month-old Ava, at the bottom of the stairs in her South Loop home in 2009. Noah was unharmed but witnessed the murders, naming Goings as the killer.
9Mag Tattoo Shop
In 2013, Ryan Henry opened a tattoo shop, 9Mag. He started tattooing people in 2009, and was recognized by a big name in the tattoo industry, Miya Bailey. In 2011, she chose to become his mentor and expose him the history of black tattoo culture. Henry met with some of the best names in tattoos, and has since excelled. He soon had the opportunity to star in the tattoo documentary, Color Outside the Lines, which opened up his options and expanded his reach.
Ryan Henry’s Girlfriend
Ryan Henry has been in an on-again off-again relationship with his baby mama and girlfriend, Rachel Leigh for over a decade now. Leigh is a businesswoman who founded the luxury nail polish company, Pear Nova in 2012.
She has a degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, and gets her inspiration from high-end designers and luxury fashion.
She is a mom of two: Mason, whose father is Henry, and Grey, who she had with singer Jeremih while off-again with the tattoo artist.
Making Money Out of Art
Ryan Henry’s net worth is not yet calculated, but the reality star and tattoo artist is making a lot of coin through his art. On the show, artist Junior Diaz charges about $1,000 for a day-long session, with a minimum of $800, so Henry is likely to charge similar prices for his work. It looks like, as far as money is concerned, Henry is pretty much covered!