Artists: Mason Hogue
What year did you start tattooing: 2002
Do you have any special training: Apprenticeship, college art
Tell us about the style of your work: Bold, traditional, Japanese, Neo-trad, fineline, and everything in between.
Conventions usually worked: Coast to coast, but have stayed away from them for the last 4-5 years.
Where did you apprentice?: Jay's Fineline Tattoo, San Bruno, CA
What tattoo artist do you most admire: A whole lot of them.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Sit back and enjoy.
How did you get into tattooing: My mentor pretty much made me do it. Really, he gave me no reason not to do it.
What inspires you to be an artist: Everything, anything, the classics.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: The ones that have good people attached to them.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Full Japanese body suit or traditional, but start to finish. Holler.