Artists: Kyle Stofferahn
What year did you start tattooing: 2010
Do you have any special training: I apprenticed for about 2 months then they gave me a booth and from there I've now worked at 3 different shops.
Tell us about the style of your work: I'm very versatile I can do anything thrown my way but I enjoy realism and new school/neotraditional the best.
Conventions usually worked: Haven't worked a convention yet but am looking into it
Where did you apprentice?: Frankies Tattoo Parlor in Clearfield, UT
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Hard to say it would have to be between Juan Salgado, Benjamin Laukis, or Jeff Gogue
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Just how the tattoo is going to feel like in whatever spot they choose and let them know there in good hands
How did you get into tattooing: I've known since I was 13 I wanted to be a tattoo artist. Stared out doing graffiti and when i couldn't find a job I bought some tattoo equipment that i got the money from selling the subs in my car. Started practicing on myself and did some on a few friends. And a tattoo artist saw my work and wanted to apprentice me and started blowing up from there.
What inspires you to be an artist: How creative you have to be to be an artist not just anyone can pick up a tattoo machine and do what a lot of these artists are doing out here. Its really competitive you gotta constantly keep learning and stepping up your game to keep up with how many great artists there are now.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I love doing portraits and tattoos with lots of color make it really pop off the skin.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Ya I've had this side piece i drew up i wanted to do for awhile now its an under water scene with a pirate ship, sharks and pirate with a treasure chest.