Originally from Lockport, IL, Patrick has been tattooing since 1994 and has had the good fortune of working alongside some of the best tattooers in the business and continues to grow and learn from other artists. Patrick worked with friend Kim Saigh at Cherry Bomb Tattoo, just down the hall from his current shop for many years until she left for LA. In the Spring of 2008 Patrick opened his own shop, Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood. Speakeasy is one of the most unique tattoo shops in Chicago. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and exceptional customer service set it above your average tattoo shop. When opening Speakeasy, Patrick’s goal was to have a custom shop where he and his clients could be comfortable to create the best artwork possible. Even with his Zen like Tattoo shop it’s his exposure to the Chicago punk scene that motivated him to carve out an artistic career for himself. He enjoys doing one-of-a-kind custom tattoos, and strives to stay creative and productive in an increasingly competitive industry. Patrick approaches each tattoo project with equal intensity, as if he were going to wear the piece himself. He hopes that this attention to detail comes through in all his artistic endeavors. When he’s not tattooing, Patrick will most likely be at home with his wife, daughter, and french bulldogs; frantically trying to finish his art project for the next day.