CUSTOM TATTOOS SAN DIEGO
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and began painting and drawing at the age of five after reading a Spiderman comic. I studied every avenue of art throughout my childhood and teenage years and became interested in tattooing and body modification as a result of reading about various traditions of tattooing in National Geographic magazines and encyclopedias. Even at an early age, I saw the tattooing tradition to be ingrained in human culture.
I was always drawing on other kids at school, spray painting graphics on walls, and has always been drawn to counter-culture and lowbrow art.
While earning a degree in graphic design / commercial arts, I became involved with a small group of fine artists and tattoo collectors and got my foot in the door in the industry by designing tattoo art, which led to becoming a tattoo artist in the early 90s. Deciding to make it a serious career, I immigrated to the USA.