Tattooing professionally out of New Haven, Ct. for more than 13 years running. Specializing in realistic and pinup tattoo art, as well as, being well versed in Black and Grey. With inspiration driven from such artist as Gil Elvgren, Olivia, and Drew Struzan to name a few, I try to follow and walk the footsteps of those who inspire with passion. My style is driven by the soft approach and a saturated color palette, I strive to learn the paths of new technique and the desire to replicate and earn the respect of my peers past, present, and future.
I've been holding a pencil since my parents figured out it would keep me quiet.. Always loved drawing, not a huge fan of crayons and color. (ironic, now isn't it? ) Drawing my inspirations from comics, movies, cartoons and video games has definitely informed and influenced my style as a tattooer. Those same subjects, particularly in the sci-fi, horror and fantasy realms continue to be my favored subject matter for viewing, and tattooing.
I started in a street shop called Elm City in East Haven, Ct. Since then, I've tried to keep a diverse skill set, and dabble in most styles (except color portraiture) . Favorite things to tattoo - color newschool, creepy/creatures (Bakercreatures), animals, skulls and biomech... but I'm not opposed to other things, and have been known to do a flower or two.
In my 10 years of tattooing I've learned so much from so many talented artists that I now call friends - but I'm always striving for more. Always trying to surpass the mentors, and meet new ones!
I've recently returned to Connecticut, at Hope Gallery, so come see me there!
Every artist at Hope is fully capable of most any style that our clients expect out of a professional shop. Quick to point out issues with some of the more trendy tattoo designs and styles that clients are gravitating towards. So as they can enjoy the artwork that adorns there bodies for a lifetime, and not just a few months or years.