Oil painter and Tattoo Artist at Empire Tattoo St. Cloud MN.
I’ve always craved creating things, I started drawing as soon as I could pick up a pen or pencil. I was born in Brainerd, but grew up in Orlando Florida. I worked quite a few odd jobs here & there and landed a great one working as a sculptor for Disney while they were building the Disney Zoo. Our team would slap “mud” onto hand-formed mesh wire where we would carve and sculpt the animals in front of the displays. This was a doorway for me to understand that I was meant to create. In 2000 I moved out to Arizona and attended The Art Center Design College in Tucson. I studied graphic design and advertising, but just wasn’t satisfied with the lack of creativeness I could have in the industry.
Through bad decisions and hard times I found myself with lots of time to get back to drawing again with much better results. Friends prodded me to give them tattoos, boosting my confidence with each one I did. In 2007, I decided to come back to my roots where my family resides and become a tattoo artist.
Today I am a humble man that wants to push the envelope and be forever improving and honing my skills. I have an awesome little girl and an amazing suppoting fiance whom are my pillars, my past is my driving force.
Current Residence: St. cloud, Minnesota
Favourite genre of music: metal core
Favourite photographer: Igor Siwanowicz
Favourite style of art: Skin Art and surreal paintings
Operating System: win7
Shell of choice: HyperDesk