April 06, 2023
Going back to the beginning, how did you originally get into the tattoo art form? What was your inspiration that led you to tattooing?
I got into tattooing because of the interest I had from my family having them when I was a young kid.
Do you remember the first tattoo you stabbed? What was it and who was it on?
My first tattoo had to be on myself lol and it was a grater then 3 symbol “<3”
How many tattoo’s do you think you’ve given?
Probably around 300 or 400 tattoos
What do you think you are best known for, and how would you describe your style?
Best known for abstract calligraphy/dark lettering
Have you studied Art in any way other than tattoo?
Yes I’m a calligraphy brush painter from murals to small canvases
Did you have an apprenticeship for tattooing and if you did do you have any hazing stories?
Yes, I did my apprenticeship with a friend that’s no longer with us. And nothing outside the normal store runs every 30 mins lol
How many tattoo’s do you have yourself?
Not too sure honestly, but i would say easily over 120 hours under the needle
Are there any tattoo artists in particular you enjoy and why?
I’m a huge fan of my friend @abis.one hes by far my favorite artist but is no longer with us.
What kind of project gets you most excited (i.e. Black and grey, realistic, traditional etc)?
Crazy dark lettering projects
Does music play a role in your art? What’s in your headphones these days?
definitely brutal beat down music like “Strangled”, or “Waking The Cadaver”
Do you get involved with any other kind of art mediums besides tattoo?
Canvases and mural painting
What do you think of instagram and what impact has it had on you as a tattoo artist?
I love it! It’s helped a ton With promotions and getting clients
What is most challenging about what you do?
Probably the free hand mag drag style with no stencil, that’s always a fun tattoo
What are some of your least favorite spots to tattoo on the body? What spaces are “off limits” to you?
Honestly I will tattoo everything besides a man’s privates lol
Have there been certain tattoo styles or pieces that you have refused to a client due to how the world would communicate with said tattoo?
A: just anything that’s not in my style will get passed on
What is your preferred setup for tattooing?
fk irons exo machine with some solid heavy black and it’s game time
You have only have the choice of 3 different needles for a realistic portrait tattoo what would your choices be?
don’t to portraits
What needle gauges do you use most commonly? Is there a brand you prefer?
What’s your favorite ink(s) to use for tattooing? Why? favorite colors? or are there colors you find yourself using more often than others?
Solid brand black and allegory inks
Do you have a process for tattooing? Do people bring their ideas, or is it a joint project?
I like to freehand 97% of my tattoo designs
How can people contact you if they are interested in getting a tattoo or commissioning a piece of art?
Best way is to contact me through DM on instagram @craft_66k
What’s your favorite brand of tattoo machine and why?
As of now fk irons exo
Do you work at any shops? Are you a part of any art collectives, crews, or teams?
I work at the Onis Club in Visalia California. I am also a part of the @supremacalligrafiecrew
If you could tell something to all of your potential and future clients, what would be?
I would tell them that any size tattoo is welcome and don’t be afraid to ask for something small, not all my tattoos have to be crazy face tattoos.
Do you have any big projects we should be looking out for?
Just traveling out of country will definitely be something to look forward to.
Do you have any of your art for sale? Is there a specific piece of work you are most proud of? Why?
Nothing for sale but always open for commission pieces.
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