How did you get started tattooing? I would have to say, probably from my eccentric mother, which has been tattooed since she was 15 and is heavily tattooed today. My interest to create has always been there. As a kid, I drew, sculpted, etched, and loved woodworking. The interest to tattoo was sparked when I was a teenager traveling/moving with my mom to Alaska. We stopped at a tattoo shop in Washington, and it was there I fell in love with the idea of being a tattoo artist. Its a bummer I dont remember the name of that shop...
What do you do when you are not tattooing? I try and live as fruitful as possible. I travel and love to make art regularly. I own and manage Art Realm, so there's always irons in the fire with the studio and gallery.
If you could describe your style, what would it be? I love intense and highly rendered imagery. I enjoy complex colorwork AND black & grey. My tattoos tend to be form fitting and detailed. I like styles from abstract to photo realism, I'm always experimenting with new ideas. Some have said my tattoos have a painterly effect.
What is the biggest influence on your work? Life, Death, Nature, Space, Existence.
Where were you born? I was born in Whitney, Tx & raised in Hillsboro. Tx.
How did you get started tattooing? Got my foot in the door at a street shop in Waco, Tx. That's where I started my apprenticeship. I've spent the last 16 years as a professional tattoo artist. BEST TRADE EVER!!!
What do you enjoy doing when you're not tattooing? Hanging out with my amazing daughters & family. I also enjoy painting, drawing, nature walks, & exploring local taco joints. Let's not forget defending the earth from intergalactic beings, hell bent on destroying all that is good!
If you could describe your style, what would it be? I just love art in general. Realism, abstract, oil painting, watercolor. I try to do everything I can not just one style.
Who is the biggest influence on your style? All ancient art: Maya, Aztec, Egyptian, Japanese, etc. Dali, Shige, Filip Leu.