Artists: James Harris
What year did you start tattooing: 2011-01-01
Do you have any special training: No formal training but took every art class i could from 8th grade through high school.
Conventions usually worked: none
Where did you apprentice?: i have had no formal apprenticeship, most of the legendary tattoo artist didn't so why should I?
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Herbert Hoffmann, Bob Shaw, Mark Mahoney and Lyle Tuttle.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I ask them to think about it long and hard for a few days before they even set up an appointment. its not something you can just wash off if you decide its not what you wanted.
How did you get into tattooing: well, I have to say it stemmed from my child hood. i was constantly drawing in class and forgetting to do my work. Then i found a stash of easy rider and a tattoo mags at my moms boyfriends house. As i thumbed throug the pages, seeing all the tattooed people i knew right then and there i wanted to tattoo.
What inspires you to be an artist: Life man, the world is full of inspiration take a look!
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I look forward to more fine line and black and grey work.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I know for sure...photo realism. I have never attempted it yet, but one day i will and hope it turns out like its supposed too.