Origin Story: When I was 3 years old I would eat Crayola Crayons and drag my teeth across the drywall in my parents bedroom to create beautiful murals that depicted my Imaginary relationship with Susan Sarandon. However, Life changes, and so do the mediums and motivations to create my art. Over the years I began perfecting my artistic style by drawing anything a 10 year old may fantasize about. Whether I was obsessing over sharks, religious symbolism, and even still sometimes Susan Sarandon, I slowly and steadily perfected my craft. Into my teens I noticed my talent far surpassed that of my peers, I knew people could appreciate the craft I had developed and that feeling lead my artistic style down an even more spiritual path. At the age of 18 I took that spiritual style and created the unstoppable trend of getting tattoos of dream catchers, lone feathers from and eagle, mandalas and tribal patterns. Now I see myself as a tattoo artist with a mystic style that will never be matched. I’ll take your half thought idea of creating an abstract spiritual symbol and ink it under your skin like water returning to the earth.
I’ll be your guide.
Are you excited for the journey?
Neo-Traditional, Black and Grey Realism (give me all the statues!), American Traditional, Stipple Shading.
I was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Since Kindergarten, I have always enjoyed drawing. My love for comic books as a kid developed into the dream of becoming a cartoonist. As I grew up and the years went on I was drawing on and off.
I got my first tattoo at the 2011 TJ Tattoo Convention. At that moment, while watching the process and precision, I knew I wanted to be a tattoo artist. A year later in 2012 I had gotten my first apprenticeship, and in 2014 I moved to San Diego.
Fast forward to today and my love for tattooing is continually growing. Although well rounded, my preferred styles are Black & Grey photorealism, Trash Polka, Bio Mechanical, Abstract, Geometric and anything comic book related.
At 5 years old, my interest in batman sparked my love for drawing. I was inspired by nature, street art, comic characters, and also liked lettering at a very young age. During high school I ventured into boxing and barbering but always found my way back to drawing.
In 2011 at the age of 18 I started my apprenticeship as a tattoo artist. Influenced by the artists around me, I was able to develop my own style and techniques. Today, my styles of tattooing vary depending on the client, and our combined vision of the tattoo. However, I will always enjoy sticking to what got me into this industry in the first place . Black and grey, lettering, and roses.
I was very lucky to have the experience of building a successful business in Atlanta, GA that afforded me some time to reflect on what was important to me in my life and how I really wanted to spend each day. I moved back home to California, and after a year working with trail crews and state parks I decided it was time to give more of myself and my time to creating art. I am incredibly grateful for my life and all the twists and turns along the path to get me to where I am today. Outside of tattooing I spend as much of my time outdoors as possible and don’t feel I’m at my best until at least 4 days out on the trail.
Stylistically, I prefer illustrative or neo-traditional tattoos. I work with color and black and grey and welcome any and all skin/body types.
What makes us special
We aren’t just tattooers…we all grew up making art in a variety of mediums, and we are extremely passionate about what we do!