My career in tattooing began back in 1990... i had just turned 18 had started getting tattooed at this new shop out in Tampa. The owners were nice and it was run by a husband & wife team, Jim & Vickie Harris. The boss lady wanted to go out of town and needed someone to answer phones and greet the customers. I was the man for the job! After doing this a few Saturdays, my name showed up on the schedule! After a couple of years of doing this part time, my passion grew into the art aspect of tattooing and started focusing on apprenticing. While apprenticing, the shop I was working for hosted a Tattoo convention. I got to meet a lot of people from all over the country that were only ever seen in magazines! It was an amazing point in my career!
So somewhere in the mid 90's I started my formal apprenticeship and started tattooing! Fast forward to 1999 and I got a job offer here in Richmond, VA. I moved here and fell in love with this city. I started doing a lot of traveling, going to conventions all over the country. In my travels, I learned a lot from other tattoo artists and happened to win a few awards along the way. I opened True Tattoo in 2007 and currently work with a great group of individuals! Swing by the shop and set up an appointment. I love doing large scale tattoos and fun one shot stuff too! Being versatile is one of my specialties. Bring me your bad tattoos...I love a cover up challenge!