I grew up in Northern California where as long as I can remember Art has always been a major part of my life. Everywhere I went as I kid I always have a sketch book on me so I could capture the world around me. As I got a little older I started getting into much larger scale, more abstract forms of art such as metal sculpturing and wood work. My father owned an iron company & had a full service metal shop which I used often.
When I turned 18, I moved to Iowa & earned my BA in Sociology from William Penn University. During those four years I filled every gap I could in my curriculum with Art classed ranging from color theory to ceramics to photo realism, graduating with almost as many credits in Art as I did in Sociology. Towards the end of College I really started to enjoy and focus mostly on portraits and photo realism. Using charcoal and pencil for most my work, I became most skilled in bringing images to life in black & white.
In 2009, four years after graduating, I did my first tattoo. It was truly a life changing experience for myself & my view for art. The ability to permanently personalize ones body with ink just fascinated me.
I knew it was what I’d be doing for the rest of my life. Two years later I became part of the Club Tattoo family. Its been an amazing learning experience. I feel like everyday we as artist feed off one another & become more and more rounded in all categories of tattooing. I believe that as long as you have an open mind and the willingness to learn from others, you will never stop absorbing knowledge & will never stop progressing in what you do.
He is truly amazing to say the least! A creative genius at its best! I traveled from Colorado to San Fran to be able to have his wonderful art for my first tattoo and I am beyond happy with what he has done for me so far. Best experience you could ask for from beginning to end.... Read more
on Nov 07, 2013
Very talented and creative, made my tattoo not only amazing, but also very unique! I love his style ... Read more