What is Ryan Ashley Malarkey’s Net Worth?

Ryan Ashley Malarkey's Net Worth

Ryan Ashley Malarkey is a famous black-and-gray tattoo artist from Kingston, Pa. After winning a season of Ink Master, Malarkey’s career blew up and so has her wealth. So, what is Ryan Ashley Malarkey’s net worth?

About Ryan Ashley Malarkey

Malarkey was born on April 29, 1987, in northeast Pennsylvania. As a child, she was always drawn to the arts. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007 with a degree in Fashion Design. Additionally, she was the Critic’s Choice award winner of her class.

After graduation, she went to live in New York City. She worked as a designer and artist for a private label clothing company while living there. In 2011, she left the city to return home and pursue tattooing full-time.

Then she became an apprentice at a private studio for one year before opening her own shop. Currently, she co-owns and operated The Strange & Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston, Pa. Her tattoo studio is private and she only takes customers by appointment. The studio doubles as a store for odd items such as baboon busts, bug collections, and occult trappings.

Ink Master


When Malarkey landed a spot in Season 8 of Ink Master is when her career really blew up. She was the first female to ever win the competition.

After winning, she became one of the stars to appear on the spin-off show Ink Master: Angels. The show also stars three other competitors from Season 8 of Ink Master: Kelly Doty, Gia Rose, and Nikki Simpson. The four women tour the country and hold tattoo competitions in different cities. This allows local artists to showcase their skills as well, competing for a spot on the next season of Ink Master. 

Recognition and Awards

In addition to her work on Ink Masters and its spinoff, Malarkey was featured in Inked Magazine’s June/July 2015 issue as well as the same issue of Freshly Inked. She has also earned a number of awards related to her work as a tattoo artist.

Atlantic City Tattoo Expo 2016 awards

  • 2nd place large black and grey
  • 2nd place medium black and grey

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2016 awards

  • 2nd place XL black and grey
  • 3rd place XL black and grey

Pagoda City Tattoo Festival 2016 awards

  • Best small black and gray
  • Best large black and gray

Skindustry Allentown Expo 2015 awards

  • 1st place large black and grey
  • 1st place medium black and grey
  • 3rd place large black and grey
  • 3rd place medium black and grey

NEPA Tattoo Arts Fest 2015 

  • 1st place large black and gray
  • 1st place small black and gray
  • 2nd place hand or foot
  • 2nd place best sleeve

Philadelphia Tattoo Convention 2015 awards

  • 1st place male large black and gray
  • 2nd place male medium black and gray
  • 3rd place male XL black and gray

United Ink 2014 NY Tattoo expo

  • 3rd place male large black and gray

Meeting of the Marked 2014 Pittsburg Convention

  • 1st place large black and gray
  • 2nd place large black and gray

Skindustry Allentown expo 2014

  • 1st place large black and gray
  • 1st place medium black and gray
  • 2nd place large black and gray
  • 3rd place medium black and gray

NEPA Tattoo Arts Fest 2014

  • 1st place large black and gray
  • 1st place small black and gray
  • 2nd place large black and gray
  • 3rd place large black and gray

Although Malarkey has had an extremely successful tattooing career, not many tattooers are billionaires. So, how much is Ryan Ashley worth?

Ryan Ashley Malarkey’s Net Worth

There isn’t a ton of information about Ryan Ashley Malarkey’s net worth on the internet. Given the amount Malarkey has won through Ink Master and the increased exposure it brought her, it is fair to say her net worth is sitting around $2 million or so. Her earnings have stemmed directly from work shes’s done. The main sources of income from Malarkey are as follows…

  • The payout from Ink Master
  • Salary from Ink Master: Angels
  • Price money from tattoo competitions
  • Earnings from her tattoo shop (she makes hundreds an hour per tattoo)
  • Value of her tattoo shop (co-owned by her boyfriend)

Outside of direct earnings from these sources, Malarkey doesn’t have a ton of assets or additional income to contribute to her net worth. She currently lives in Back Mountain, Pa. with her boyfriend Joshua. They have two dogs.

Although her net worth isn’t extremely high and she’s no A-list celebrity, Malarkey has been able to make a name for herself in the tattoo world. There’s no sign of her dropping out any time soon either!

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