Ami was born 1972. He began his career as a tattoo artist in 1992 when he got an apprenticeship at Tattoos by Lou. Today he owns several tattoo parlors around the world including Love Hate Tattoos, home of the famous TV show, Miami Ink. In 2011 Ami moved to New York and opened Wooster Street Social Club, the subject of TV show, NY Ink. More than that, Ami has opened Love Hate Social Club in London, Cork (Ireland) and Asheville.