"LA Ink" star Ruthless was rushed to an L.A. hospital this week after a taxi she was riding in smashed into another car ... and then backed into TWO MORE vehicles -- TMZ has learned.TMZ spoke with… READ MORE >
Ruth Pineda (also known as Ruthless) is a tattoo artist and television personality. She is a featured tattoo artist on the TLC's hit reality television show LA Ink, working for American Electric, the rival shop to Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo shop. Ruth Pineda was born in Los Angeles, California on March 25, 1985. She is of Filipino and predominately Pacific Islander descent, and is the youngest of three siblings. While growing up in Eagle Rock, Pineda was a highly active child, competing in both Track & Field and Basketball. In this time she developed a strong work ethic by enrolling in Police Training and Leadership boot camps, where she excelled greatly. Graduating as Class Leader and Sergeant-1, Ruth quickly rose in rank to Sergeant-2 Drill Instructor where she trained new cadets while continuing to progress in boot camps.