I began tattooing in early 2001. In the beginning, I worked to create a solid foundation from which I could build on. Starting in an average street shop where flash was a staple; I took the time to focus on developing my technical skills. After realizing there was so much more to tattooing, tattooers and tattoo shops, I decided to move on. Different obstacles led to other opportunities, and on February 14th, 2003, I opened the doors of Graceland Tattoo, a 400 square foot labor of love. Over the next several years I fine-tuned my tattooing, as well as my studio space.
I prefer to work in the classic, traditional American style. I like bold outlines and strong shading. However, I've put forth a lot of effort into being a well rounded tattooer. It’s important to me that you leave proud of your new tattoo and happy with your decision to work with me. Whether it’s a smaller walk-in tattoo or a more in-depth piece, I approach each project with the respect it deserves. I take pride in my work, I enjoy the time spent with my clients, and I’m thankful to be doing what I love - day in and day out.
I like to do good, clean tattoos. I like my tattoos to look like tattoos, to have a weight and a presence to them. I want them to stand the test of time, and I want the time you spend with me, getting tattooed, to be a good experience.
I’m a pretty simple person. Above all, I am a family man. I love my craft and I’m fortunate to be here making art.