I began my artistic ventures while still in diapers, and continue my journey to this day.
My career as an artist began in adolescence, by entering competitions, painting signs for local businesses, and selling dirty pictures to other teen-age boys. Artistically I focused on drawing fantasy and comic book characters around this time.
I joined the Marine Corps right out of highschool and travelled around to different tattoo shops peddling designs. One such shop offered me an apprenticeship and by 2002 I started tattooing.
Over the course of my career, I took painting and illustration classes from a wide variety of instructors all across America. I have studied both online, in classrooms, and in studios. An Artist who is not continuously learning, is not an artist, and I look forward to continuing my growth.
1. Tattoos should compliment the body part on which they are placed.
2. Easily readable tattoos are the most aesthetically appealing tattoos.
3. Tattooing is a collaborative art form between artist and client.
- A client with a clear vision gets the best results.
- A client who trusts the artist's knowledge and experience will get the best results.
- An artist should be willing to listen and ask questions to obtain a clear vision with the goal of providing the best results.