Tattooing is a Way of Life
There is no doubt that the life I live is a life based on the philosophies that I have come to embrace through the Art of Tattooing. I live like a tattooist. There is not much more in my life than the constant pursuit of tattoo perfection. This art form is consuming like any other I would say. I can only speak for my own Guild though. For I have no other experience other than within the field of Skin Graphics.
I embraced tattooing, as one of its participants, will be twenty-five years now I believe. Stepping into the world of tattooing was like the beginning of a great adventure that would lead me everywhere in the search of enlightenment. A journey that even though came filled with such passion, such trials, tribulations, and obstacles, would after time lead me to self-satisfaction. Even though, my achievements’ have, never satisfied me enough to stop the quest. A quest that no matter how challenging and full of pit falls would lead to many a Holy Grail and many Pots of Gold. However, even gold can lose its luster and grails can become all too easy to find. Therefore, the path is never finally walked down, and the road seems like it will be there till my shoes don’t work anymore, and my brain can no longer hold all the wonders that I have had the great opportunity to behold..
As I look into the face of Fifty One this year I sit back and remember the “Old Days „the times before Throw away tubes, tattoo instructional videos, and You Tube.. Spending a good part of my tattoo career as one of the top professionals in my field. I have a great retrospective overall. I’ve watched tattooing grow to overwhelming statistics. Seen it change rapidly. Witnessed the waves of new talent and the ever-growing oversaturation of what was once the most secret industry in the world. There is no doubt that tattooing is here to stay!
My intentions as a tattoo artist are simple. I produce quality original artwork. Combining a Japanese influence with an Austro European Style never forgetting my New York roots I have created a unique and recognized style of tattooing that has become influential to all the artists working under my roof. I demand no less than total quality from my colleges as well as of myself.