Artists: Phil Hernandez
What year did you start tattooing: 2014
Do you have any special training: None
Tell us about the style of your work: specialize in black and grey
Conventions usually worked: None
Where did you apprentice?: Shawna Thompson Twist of Color Tattoo Chelan Washington
What tattoo artist do you most admire: My favorite artists that I admire is Carl Grace .. I love his ability to free hand tattoos with no stencil it is amazing
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I like to make sure it is absolutely the right tattoo for them. placement depending on their previous tattoos age and occupation
How did you get into tattooing: The Christmas of 2013 I had bought my children an art set and easel. Shortly after my curiosity for artwork got the best of me as I told my wife I was going to paint her a pretty picture not knowing how to draw or paint i went for it. When she came home from work to her amazement I had painted her a picture of trees and the moon she was so impressed her words to me where who are you are you even my husband ? From there I started painting more and more often and started drawing . I was amazed after all of these years that I had never picked up a pencil or paintbrush and that I was able to create beautiful paintings and drawings. With no previous experience. Not long after I caught the attention of a local artist in Chelan Washington name Shawna Thompson. Long story short she taught me the ins and outs of tattooing and from there on I created my own business called out of nowhere tattoo studios in Wenatchee Washington. I never knew I was an artist after all of these years and I never expected that one painting to change my life forever
What inspires you to be an artist: To be able to bring to life paintings drawings or tattoos for my clients.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I look forward to doing black and grey realism.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I have yet to do a portraits