Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona art has always been a part of my life. I always knew that I would pursue a career involving art. My first encounter with tattoos came when I was 17, I saw my best friend’s brother’s half sleeve. This opened my eyes to the world of art on skin. With the encouragement of family and friends I bought some tattoo equipment. It wasn’t until I stepped in to a professional tattoo shop that I started to take tattooing seriously. With the help of fellow tattoo artists, family, and friends I continue to see what dedication means and why time put in is so important.