In 1990 Rick Matthews opened Back Braking Tattoos. After Maj and Rick had married and had become partners in the shop, Maj became the primary artist. We decided that a name change was in order due to the fact that Back Braking Tattoos and Rick Matthews were known world wide as an entity. When the attack on 9/11 happened we decided American Eagle Tattoo would be the new name of the shop. It seemed to follow as Maj’s style and influences differ from Rick’s. We have been featured in magazines around the world as well as in the U.S. We’ve also received numerous awards for the tattoos we’ve done. Remember, there’s only one way to find out. Have a seat in the chair!