At age 16 I wasn’t a great student and the only thing I was really passionate about was drawing and playing my guitar.
Only by pure coincidence I was introduced to the idea of using my creative interests in tattoo, when a friend suggested that I could apply for an apprenticeship at a tattoo shop. Tattoos weren’t as popular 20 years ago as they are now and I had no idea how ‘tattoo’ would change my life when I walked through the door of a local tattoo shop with my sketchbook under my arm as a young teenager. Back in the days, the beginnings where tough as a shop apprentice and I spent (a lot!) of time cleaning, soldering needles and drawing commercial flash sheets. It wasn’t till I went to visit a tattoo convention in Madrid in 2000 that I got introduced to what you could really create with tattoo. I was blown away by the work I had seen from artists like Paul Booth, Robert Hernandez and TinTin that it motivated me to explore all the possibilities of tattooing and open my own shop.