I was born and raised in California, from the Central Valley to the Bay Area, and currently now in Folsom CA. I have always had an interest in art .Some of my first memories of drawing were trying to draw comic book characters, such as Spider-man and Spawn.
Although I didn’t think I would be an artist professionally, until my early twenties, when I was in the US Navy. I discover my passion for art while I was stationed in Japan. I started tattooing for fun as a way to de-stress from the military life. From that point on I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life as an artist.
After the Navy I spent four years at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, which gave me the foundation to become a professional artist.
Now, I am proud to be part of the Shanghai Tattoo family.