Life is crazy. I started tattooing in my parents garage, for fun, at the end of high school, back in 2005. I tried it a handful of times over the next couple of years, while I studied art in college and played in various rock bands, and simultaneously tried to find my artistic calling. In 2008, I decided to commit to tattooing, full time, and I am pleased to say that I have never looked back. In honor of the 10th year of my professional career, I have decided to put together an extensive book that highlights hundreds of my favorite tattoos, some of my best clients, my epic world travels, and some stories from the wild world of tattooing. I am honored to make art for a living. I am proud to be a tattoo artist. I am stoked to share my work with you.
The title of the book is going to be “DEATHLESS”. The term, Deathless, is something that I conjured up, relating to my obsession with the idea of legacy. We are mortal beings, but our lives can be immortal. The things we do, our decisions and actions, the things we make, the things we leave behind, can impact others, greatly. We can be Deathless, forever, even after death. This theme has haunted me for a few years now, and has found its way in to my artwork and tattoo work. It only seems fitting, that, after becoming a professional artist, a husband, and a father that I look at the “big picture” and realize that both my body of work and the memory of my life can outlive my physical body. I want my artwork, that I leave behind, to be Deathless. I want to be Deathless.
I am planning on releasing this book before the end of the year, just in time for the holidays. I will have some special Pre-Order incentives, around Halloween time. Stay tuned for more information. Until then, I wish you well and hope you have a great Autumn season.