My artistic background is influenced by childhood inspirations such as comic books or ninja turtles and anime. I would draw the world around me as well. Growing up, the suburbs of South Dakota didn’t meet my expectation of artistic expression. I spent my youth looking for creative outlets while attempting to conform to mediocrity of the Midwest. As a young man, I found an outlet in the culinary arts. Feeling my artistic endeavors were undernourished, I traveled to the east coast. Deciding that South Dakota is a better place to raise a family, I moved home. I attended further education and began to focus on becoming a full-time artist. While selling my art, I came across the opportunity for a tattoo apprenticeship in 2011. I have been tattooing ever since.
Although Sioux Falls is home, I love traveling.