Art has always been a through-line of my life. Ever since I was sneaking out of my room to watch Looney Tunes, and after-hours MGM shorts, I’ve had ambitions to be an artist. Drawn to the moving images on my TV screen, I began imitating what I saw. I would spend hours trying to re-create the magic that my favorite animators had captured, and try my best to put it on to paper. From the design sense of Chuck Jones (creator of Wile E. Coyote and Pepe Le Pew) as well as an understanding of draftsmanship and expression drawn by Glen Keane (Animator of The Beast in Beauty and the Beast.), I’ve tried to communicate as much as possible through what I put on paper.
I was born, raised, and have lived most of my life in the East Bay, with the exception of one year I spent at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, pursuing a career in animation. Once I had returned to the East Bay, I found myself surrounded by tattoo artists and collectors; and on a wing and a prayer, took my sketchbook into a tattoo shop, where the owner liked my work, and shortly thereafter began my apprenticeship.
I have been tattooing professionally since 2006, and I have never looked back. This craft has allowed me the opportunity to meet more people than I would’ve ever had the priveledge to meet otherwise. I have always found that art is the greatest way that I am to relate to those around me. I am anxious to extend that understanding to the Club Tattoo community, and can’t wait to find out what adventures and journeys my clients have to share with me.