I started my life in tattooing when I met California Ralph in the San Fernando Valley area of Southern California.I began my apprentiship with Ralph back in 1992. In march of 1994 I moved to Asheville,NC. to work with Ralph at his newly opened "California Emporium of Tattoos" where I worked for Ralph until his passing in march 2011. I credit my mentors Ralph, Charlie Green and Jeff Cohen for molding me into the tattooer I am today. I consider myself a "street shop" tattooer doing a mix of walk in and custom appointment tattooing. My favorite style of tattoo and painting is traditional americana and japanese influenced imagery.