I began my artistic ventures as a toddler with a crayon and haven't looked back.
My career as an artist started in adolescence, by entering competitions, painting signs for local businesses, and selling dirty pictures to other teenage boys.
I joined the Marine Corps right out of highschool. To make extra money, I visited tattoo shops peddling art. One shop offered me an apprenticeship and, after a lot of blood sweat and tears, I became an official tattoo artist in April of 2002.
Over the course of my career, I took painting and illustration classes from a wide variety of instructors across America. I have studied both online, in classrooms, and in studios. I believe an artist never stops learning, we are always working on improving our craft, and I look forward to continuing my personal 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 should choose their artist based on their work. Artists are not machines and have particular skills in specific areas. A client should pick the artist whose previous work resonates with them.
- An artist should be willing to listen and ask questions to obtain a clear vision with the goal of providing the best results.