Artists: Andy Grunow
What year did you start tattooing: 2002
Do you have any special training: Just years of practice.
Tell us about the style of your work: I can do it all but I prefer realism and enjoy tear outs.
Conventions usually worked: Ink Life Tour, Immersed in Ink, Body Art Expo
Where did you apprentice?: Self taught.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Dan Hazelton
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I always let them know that their decision will be a permanent, lifelong decision. I tell them to choose an artist based on their portfolio and to make sure that they follow sterilization and cross contamination techniques to ensure a professionally done tattoo.
How did you get into tattooing: I was a piercer and decided to get into transforming people's bodies into art.
What inspires you to be an artist: Better tattoos than my own inspire me to work harder. I try and perfect every tattoo and look for ways yo make them even better.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Realism and tear outs are my absolute favorite.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Hulk Hogan portrait with himself as his chin. Pretty much anything out of the ordinary is what I strive to do.