My name is Paul Hicks and I’ve been a tattoo artist for 8 years now. I enjoy doing new school, illustrative, and color realism tattoos, as well as traveling to tattoo at conventions.
I remember always wanting to be a tattoo artist. I remember reading articles in my older brother’s tattoo magazines – that was where it all began. I actively sought out an apprenticeship after high school with no luck, so I ended up becoming a TIG welder and did that for about 14 years.
Finally, in 2011 at the age of 33, I got an apprenticeship and began my career as a tattoo artist. After having a severe heart attack at age 38 and realizing I needed to make some changes, I joined forces with my business partner, Shannon King, and together we opened a studio in Mansfield, OH called Folklore Tattoo Company, where I've stayed ever since!
I’m hoping the exposure from Tattoo Awards can bring some fun new tattoos my way!