Tom started his career in the 80's: in 1982, in Seattle's harbour, he entered a tattoo studio for the first time and there he decided this was his future. At that time the tattoo art is almost unknown in Italy and was confined to noblesse, freaks, radical chic people, motorcyclists and jail prisoners. Tom opens one of the first Italian tattoo studio in Ancona but still he travels and works all around Italy and abroad a lot: New York, Amsterdam, Miami, in the same studio where the reality show Miami Ink has taken place, 1344 Washinghton ave., South Beach.

In the 90s Tom appeared in several TV show on the major national TV channels: Uno Mattina, Uno Mattina Estate, Maurizio Costanzo Show, Festivsl di San Remo 1997, Generazione X, Cronaca in diretta, Mi manda RAI 3, Fuego and many more.
Thanks to his presence in the media the Italian audience got to know better the art of tattooing and Tom started collecting a long series of consents and awards everywhere. He also forged bonds of friendships with some of the most important artists in the world. He has been taking part to the most important international tattoo conventions, from Tokyo to New York, but also Paris, Berlin, New Zeland, and Polynesia. He also received some awards during these tattoo shows, such as “Best Colour” and “Best af All” at the East Coast Tattoo Convention in Silvi Marina (PE) and the Best in Show award gained at the New York City Tattoo Convention in 2006 with a black and grey back piece representing a surrealist Passion of Christ. He also received awards in Amsterdam, Detroit, Dusseldorf, Helsinky and in Paris in '94 and in '95. Tom also gained three Career Achievement Award: in 2016 at the Pesaro International Tattoo Expo, in 2013, at the I Ankon Tattoo Convention in Ancona and in 2007 at the New York Tattoo Convention.


Tom is also known and appreciated as a painter and his works of art have been exposed in Italy and abroad: for example three times in New York, at Europ art in Ginevra, in New Zeland. His works underline his great skill in the absolute control of the chromatic and compositional balance and a search for the mastership of the Man over Nature. This is clear in his Pop Art style works such as the “Umbertì the last Ancona's King” series (exposed in Ancona, at the Mole Vanvitelliana in 2004) or in his works connected with the American Expressionism and the Action Painting such as the series “20 times Tom – Tommaso Buglioni 100X100” (exposed in Milan in 2008).

Che siano in puro stile Pop Art, come la serie Umbertì l'ultimo Re di Ancona, esposta alla Mole Vanvitelliana di Ancona nel 2004, o che si riallaccino all'Espressionismo Americano e all'Action Painting, come la serie 20 volte Tom – Tommaso Buglioni al 100x100 in mostra a Milano nel 2008, le sue opere evidenziano la grande maestria nell'equilibrio cromatico e compositivo e mettono in luce la continua ricerca di un dominio dell'uomo sulla materia.

His works underline his great skill in the absolute control of the chromatic and compositional balance and a search for the mastership of the Man over Nature.

VIP TATTOED BY TOM:

ALESSANDRO COSTACURTA
MARTINA COLOMBARI
OMAR PEDRINI
SPACE ONE
JAY AX
ROBERTO ANGELINI
FABRIZIO SIMONCIONI "LIGABUE-LITFIBA-NEGRITA"
RIDILLO
STEFANO DEMON RAD "ALMAMEGRETTA"
THE ENIGMA
STEFAN "GIPSY KINGS"
RICCARDO GAY
ANDREA RONCATO
MICHELE SAVOIA
GIORGIO BARILLA
CLEMENTE ARRIGONI
GRIDO "GEMELLI DIVERSI"
BIG JIMMY
PITURA FRESKA
TANIA CAGNOTTO
GISELLE DELLA VALLE
ARS AMANDI