SOURCE: Ami James Brands, Inc.

Ami James Brands, Inc.

May 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Ami James Brands, Inc. Discusses Mission Statement, Brand Development, and Growth Opportunities in the Global Tattoo Industry

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - Ami James Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: AJBI) ("Ami James Brands" or "Company"), is a licensing and brand management company which has its core business rooted in the tattoo industry, the sixth fastest growing segment in retail. From apparel and fashion, to consolidating the fragmented tattoo industry, artist and entrepreneur Ami James is arguably the most recognizable face in the tattoo world.

Ami James, President of Ami James Brands, commented, "I sincerely believe the tattoo industry is still in its infancy and there is still a five to tenfold growth cycle yet to come. This is why I am so excited about the opportunities at Ami James Brands, Inc. There is a lot of growth yet to come in the tattoo industry, not just domestically, but in overseas markets such as China, India, and Europe as well. It's just becoming socially acceptable to have tattoos in these huge markets with billions of people, and I am going to tap into that."

Ami James opened his first tattoo studio in Miami, Florida, which became the subject of TLC's popular reality TV show "Miami Ink" for six seasons from 2005-2008. Miami Ink was one of TLC's most watched shows and is still highly popular in syndication worldwide. The success of Miami Ink led to his gaining an elevated artistic and entrepreneurial reputation within the tattoo industry and amongst celebrity tattoo aficionados. Ami leveraged his new found reputation to generate brand exposure and to further his growing businesses in Miami and New York, which led to the 2011 release of his highly anticipated follow up TLC reality series "NY Ink."

Mr. James has continued his association with reality shows and has increased his own brand equity in his global tattoo studios with the growth of Love Hate Social Club (Miami Ink), Wooster Street Social Club (now Love Hate Social Club NYC - NY Ink), and Love Hate Choppers. Mr. James has built a reputation as an artist and industry leader, and plans to continually build and evolve his image, which can be seen by his mainstream acceptance in advertising campaigns for global brands Motorola and Burger King.

The future growth strategy for Ami James Brands will be fueled in part by Ami's positive reputation within the tattoo industry and his massive online media presence. His association with the world's largest online tattoo portal, www.Tattoodo.com, enables Ami James Brands to potentially reach over 20,000,000 monthly visitors. Ami's social media reach is further broadened by over 10,000,000 total followers on Facebook, 1,000,000 followers on Instagram, and over 300,000 followers on Twitter. With Ami's immense social media and online footprint, the opportunity to become the leading global tattoo brand is achievable.

As general sentiment and acceptance of tattoos continues to grow, so does the global opportunity. According to a recent poll, it is estimated that 40% of U.S. adults 18-40 have at least one tattoo. The number of people with two or more tattoos has doubled since 2007. There are approximately 21,000 tattoo studios in the United States. To put the U.S. tattoo industry into perspective, there are about two tattoo studios in the country for every Starbucks. Over 147 million people search Google monthly under the tattoo category. Global tattoo industry revenue is estimated at over 50 billion dollars annually. With the lack of data out of countries like China and India, the birthplaces of tattoos, the estimated global industry numbers could be significantly understated.

Ami's vision for Ami James Brands incorporates the use of his image and his established brand recognition to standardize the fragmented tattoo studio industry. Very few recognizable brands currently exist within the tattoo industry. Tattoo artists typically operate small boutiques that rely on foot traffic and word of mouth. Standardization within the tattoo industry will ensure more "quality control" when it comes to tattoo artists and the shops they represent. By developing high standards for recognition, tattoo novices and enthusiasts will never have to second guess the quality of tattoo studios or the artists that will be creating their personal body artwork. These important improvements should help to accelerate the growth of the Company and the tattoo industry as a whole. Ami James Brands industry standardization will integrate levels of craftsmanship and quality as it begins to build its network of tattoo studios locally across the United States and through international expansion.

Ami James Brands will also continue to fulfill the passion that art-to-apparel companies, such as the highly successful Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier brands had previously achieved, with its own full line of apparel and accessories deeply rooted in tattoo culture. With the help of his design team, Ami's style and passion for his art will be translated into a full line of ready-to-wear Love Hate branded apparel that will include: outerwear, t-shirts, long sleeves, jeans, caps and hats, and more. Through a valued network of retail and studio distributors, Ami James Brands will focus on fulfilling Love Hate apparel demand created through extensive social media marketing and strategic celebrity endorsements.

In addition to the leadership of Ami James himself, the Company's growth strategy will be headed by a diverse and knowledgeable management team with a proven track record. An important focus for the Company will be attracting additional talented individuals that are specialists in their respected fields. The Company also anticipates forming a Strategic Advisory Board to further provide guidance and assistance as it executes its strategy going-forward.

Ami James concluded, "I can't begin to describe just how truly excited I am to be leading this potentially massive new project with Ami James Brands. With the huge growth potential of the global tattoo market, and the need for improved quality control and standardization, I see a clear opportunity to consolidate the industry while growing the Ami James brand throughout the world."

About Ami James Brands, Inc. (AJBI)
Ami James Brands, Inc. is a licensing and brand management company which has its core business rooted in the tattoo industry. From apparel and fashion, to consolidating the fragmented tattoo industry, artist and entrepreneur Ami James is arguably the most recognizable face in the tattoo world. The Company is based in Miami, Florida, the home of the legendary "Miami Ink" tattoo studio, the Love Hate Social Club.

For additional information regarding Ami James Brands, Inc. visit www.amijamesbrands.com

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