"I will cease to create when I cease to exist."
Dana Point, California
I am merely a man; suffocated by art. I am a southern California native who loves life and all the art in it. I grew up with a pencil in hand and an unrelenting passion for illustration. I have always been an artist. I grew up listening to rock n roll and punk rock, skateboarding and snowboarding with friends, and making art. I fell in love with tattoo art and culture at a very young age and have immersed myself in it ever since.
I did my first few tattoos in 2006 while studying art in college. It wasn’t until 2008 that I began tattooing full-time. I am self-taught, in that I never had an apprenticeship; but I credit all the people I’ve worked with over the years for teaching me what I know. I’ve had the privilege to work alongside some of the best artists in the world and I am the artist that I am today because of their influence and guidance. I am forever grateful for the friendships this industry has provided. I am fortunate enough to do what I love and travel the world; permanently sharing my art with incredible clients. I tattoo a lot of amazing people including; celebrities, Rockstar’s, lawyers, athletes, firemen, pastors, doctors, and more. I constantly strive to progress as an artist and strengthen my skill set. The art of tattooing is sacred to me and I am honored to be able to create permanent artwork on skin.
When I am not tattooing, I am usually working on new art or traveling the world with my beautiful wife and kids. I also enjoy surfing, traveling to far away worlds, getting lost, listening to music, and spending time with family & friends.