Before settling down here in Central Utah, I spent most of my childhood moving around from state to state with my family. I was born in Niagara Falls, New York; I wasn’t quite ready to settle down when we decided to put down roots here in Utah. But my defiant past has made me the versatile person I am today.
I have always had an interest in art, learning how to draw while watching Saturday morning cartoons. Cartoon artwork came naturally and is still my favorite type of artwork. While living in Colorado I even submitted some artwork to the Denver Newspaper Agency, nothing was ever published, but it was fun to try.
I tattooed myself for the first time when I was 11, I’ll admit, it didn’t turn out as I had planned, but I was the coolest 11 year old around. I decided 9 years ago to become a professional tattoo artist and was determined to open my own shop someday. So I worked my way up from the bottom. I was self-taught until I received an apprenticeship from a shop called FX Underground.
Working closely with team members of different experience levels; I learned how to maintain a hygienic work environment and some cool tattoo tricks. I am very thankful for the opportunity I received from Convicted Ink Tattoo; I learned that consistent customer satisfaction will build a strong client base. The time has come for me to take my next step, that’s when I started building “My Pride.”