About Us

Steve Winterstein's Bio

Steve is the Owner/Operator of Five-O Tattoo and shares all business related activities with his wife Stacey. He has been tattooing for five years and has been mentored by some of the best artists in the industry. Always having an artistic sense, he found his interest in art was best fulfilled through tattooing. Always the student, he sought out mentors that would give him the best, well rounded, professional education in the art and process of tattooing. This development is ongoing and will continue indefinitely.

Steve is also an active duty police officer in the western suburbs of Chicago and is currently serving his community as a Patrol Commander and Tactical Team Leader. Prior to his civilian law enforcement career he was a member of the United States Army and served as a Military Police Officer (Airborne). He has been involved in teaching law enforcement officers for nearly 20 years and does so at his department and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration and a Master’s Degree in Managerial Leadership.

Steve Winterstein
Paul Abraham

Paul Abraham Bio

I'm from Elgin, IL originally, and have been tattooing since 2007. I learned to tattoo while also serving as an infantryman in the Marines. After my time in the Marine Corps and also working in private security for a few years, I began working with Five-O Tattoo in July of 2013. I have also been the shop piercer since July of 2014. Follow him on Instagram - @paultattoos

Josh Ryder Bio

Josh is from DeKalb IL, has been in law enforcement for 13 years and has been tattooing for 2 years at Five-O Tattoo. His creative influence comes from American Traditional art and loves to tattoo it. Follow him on Instagram @inked_for_life1 to see his latest pieces.

Josh Ryder