I am an Arizona native born and raised in the Phoenix. I grew up loving punk rock music like nofx rancid lagwagon or anything from Tony Hawks Pro Skater haha. I loved skateboarding and playing the hell out of the drums in a few bands.
I moved to Tucson in 2002 working for Safeway and continuing to play music which led me to the tattoo world.
After hanging around The Tattoo Shop ( that was really the name of the shop) for some time, and an apprenticeship was offered to me.
I started tattooing full time on May 11 2007 and havent really looked back. Ive been very fortunate to work at some incredible shops over the years and done guest spots with some really great artists that have had a huge impact on my work and my appreciation for tattooing as a whole.
In 2017 I opened up a private studio with a great friend and after a few years decided to grow the concept. That private studio had brought me so much happiness and I wanted to create that same thing for other tattoo artists in Tucson that might need a similar environment to grow their art and thrive as an individual.
In 2019 I opened Art and Sol Tattoo Gallery with my wife by my side during the whole process. In fact she handles all of the appointments as well as the local focused art gallery when she isn’t teaching yoga. You can check out her stuff here actually.
Im truly obsessed with running and marketing this and other businesses and am available for consulting for all artists and small businesses. Its become my newest form of art creation. Every business is its own work of art.
I draw so much inspiration from Walt Disney and his success in the business of art and creativity. Which you’ll notice instantly when you come in to get tattooed.
I love doing portrait tattoos , realistic tattoos, and traditional style tattoos. My hourly rate is $180 PER HOUR with a 2 HOUR MINIMUM.
I tend to stay between 4 and 6 months booked out so text me 520-314-7358 soon so we can get you on the books.
You may contact me with any of your tattoo questions or to setup an appointment by texting the shop 520-314-7358. You can also view some of my most recent work by viewing my tattoo portfolio.