Artists: joseph r anderson
What year did you start tattooing: 2011
Do you have any special training: No I do not have any special training, I am a self taught artist.
Tell us about the style of your work: I really love doing newschool and neo traditional work as well as realism work, I really just enjoy tattooing almost every style I can.
Conventions usually worked: Ive only worked a few smaller ones, I do plan on committing more time to conventions in the future.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed in Appleton, Wisconsin, under Derrick Brown. I am no longer working at that shop.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: There are literally too many to name, theres so many guys killing it every day and the list keeps growing, but theres a few major ones, Jesse Smith...without him I wouldnt have been interested in taking tattooing seriously as a career.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: If the tattoo is in a location that is either extremely painful or an unusual location I make sure theyre ready for either experience, other than that my main input is design. I try to make sure were on the same page about size and layout and we go over as many details as we can to really develop the piece.
How did you get into tattooing: I was a friend with a few tattoo artists working in a local shop, at the time I was airbrushing for a living, and when that fell through I was offered an apprenticeship, its been all about tattooing since.
What inspires you to be an artist: everything. life is beautiful, and is a constant influence.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: large scale work, bolder, higher detail, Im trying to constantly challenge myself.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I have a whole album of stuff Id love to do, usually offered at a discounted rate to help me get it in my portfolio