I started in the late 80’s. After drawing up designs for friends and going to the shops to watch the artist or technician, tattoo the design, I decided that I wanted to give this a try.
After about 6 months of looking for someone to teaching me, I ran across Sweed of “Swedes Skin Art” in Mesa. At first Sweed wasn’t really interested in teaching me and was retiring soon. after a few conversations and showing him my work he agreed but for the price of 5 grand. a lot of money at that time especially for a young artist. so we sold my wife’s jeep and two weeks later i was dropping off money to get started.
1989 opened my first tattoo shop The Green Iguana, had this for 10 years in two locations before developing a bad attitude and shutting everything down in the middle of the night.
After taking some time off, moving to a new house and getting asked and asked again and again I decided to start-up again. .
I see all the great art work on the net and everyday I am inspired to do better. I am still at it and producing some of the best work to date.
thank you so much for looking at my art.