media in my art work.
I grew up in South Central Los Angeles. My first experience with tattoos was in between 96′ and 98′ at a tattoo shop called Wicked tattoo in Lynwood, California (Now Closed) .
I was shocked walking into the tattoo shop by seeing a guy by the name of Pint that was doing a portrait tattoo. It was amazing i was truly inspired by the way he was tattooing this portrait on me. It was a big influence in my life to get into tattooing. I remember asking him how can I get into tattooing where can I buy machines and tattoo kit. My first tattoo kit was recommended by him (Pint), and he told me to get a Joe Kaplan kit from the magazines so I ordered it and never looked back. He was one of the only few people in the tattoo industry that actually gave information because after that l asked several other people and they refused to help me. I went back several times to get information on the needles and how to make them and he was more than kind to help me out with that also. I’m grateful for that I thank him a lot he was a big inspiration in my life is great artist well-known artist and tattoo artist over there in California.
I’ve been open for a 9 years now and it’s been it’s been a great experience for me having to meet great artists from all over South America. I can’t travel to the USA anymore, but I get to meet a lot of artists from the States because they come to tattoo conventions here in Mexico. Some of us we travel to South America, and other countries like that and it’s a great experience. Tattooing has become my life, and has been extremely good to me. I love my work I love what I do and and I love to put a smile on people’s faces and you know there’s been quite a few ups and downs and experiences in my life with that but it’s been a good experience.