What year did you start tattooing: 1978
Do you have any special training: Yes. Studied Painting/ Illustration at California College of Arts and Crafts.
Tell us about the style of your work: I specialize in Traditional Japanese Horimono and fine line Black and Gray.
Conventions usually worked: Tattoos and Blues
Where did you apprentice?: Northern California. City of Martinez. Larry Gonzales of Body Art Tattoo broke me in.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Shige
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Think hard.
How did you get into tattooing: I was doing illustration work for comics and horror publications . I had several Hispanic friends and neighbors at the time . They persuaded me to give it a try. One guy even taught me how to set up a prison rig with a small cassette motor.
What inspires you to be an artist: Beauty.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Larger work that embellishes to natural beauty of the human body. I see tattoo as the ultimate fashion statement.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: So many. It's more about finding the right person and creating a thing of devastating beauty.