I am an imagination interpreter or custom tattoo artist. I work mostly on an appointment only basis but do take walk-ins whenever my schedule permits. I don't try to limit my artistic boundaries by specializing in one particular style. I prefer to do any kind of style the customer or the design might call for. I believe in a dynamic approach to tattooing and artwork and don't want to leave any of my artwork falling 'flat' be it a tattoo or a painting. If something flat and boring is what you are looking for, you will not find the answer here. I love pushing my own envelope with each project I take on. I am constantly trying to find new challenges in both art and life to keep me ambitious, hungry and forever seeking knowledge.
I started my tattoo career in the Virginia Beach area and learned under David Heydn at an all custom studio called I AM Tattoos. After serving my apprenticeship I worked at I AM for 3 more years then decided it was time to spread my wings. I then had the honor of working with a crew of talented artists at Blue Horseshoe Tattoo in VA beach. I worked in a special realm dubbed the "superbooth" with a great artist and friend named Flaco Martinez.
I am now working and living in Hollywood CA at a shop named Ink Kandy. I am fortunate enough to have a solid crew of artists surrounding me. This is the most incredible shop I've ever seen and I can't believe that I tattoo here. I am super excited about the adventures in store for me on the left coast!
The new owners of the shop are super cool and have been nothing but a positive influence on the shop, the artists and the neighborhood we so lovingly refer to as 'Cahuengaville'. I am slowly building my clientele again and have been booking more and more appointments. Even though I spend all the time I can trying to get the new shop off the ground and running, I am always looking to travel and tattoo at both conventions and guest spots wherever I am lucky enough to find a spot.