I started taking art classes at the age of 12 and still practice drawing and painting everyday. I graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1997. My dad said I should become a tattoo artist. Funny, 13 years later I finally am. But I thought it would be good to become a graphic designer, and spent the next ten plus years busting my butt at it only to realize I loved something else. Tattooing! A few years ago I started getting tattooed on a regular basis and it ignited a fire in me. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do. Since that day I have spent most of my time following that dream.