Artists: Stephen John
What year did you start tattooing: 2010-01-01
Do you have any special training: No.
Conventions usually worked: Slinging ink tattoo expo
Where did you apprentice?: Kandy Shop Tattoo Studio
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Tim Hendricks,Ami James, Nikko Hurtado, Jess Yen, Chris Garver
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Make sure they put a lot of thought, and think about the long run whether or not it's something they want to live with.
How did you get into tattooing: I was always into drawing since I was young, I learned by tracing my dads little sketches. On my 27th birthday my Wife bought me my first tattoo machine, then I combined the two which made since to me. I actually started practicing on myself. There was a few artist that helped polished my skill and showed me the proper way to do things, I took it and ran with it. It's always a learning experience, if you're passionate for tattooing, you never stop learning new things.
What inspires you to be an artist: Different shapes and shades of an object.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Japanese style, black and grey unique pieces with a lot of detail.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I would love something traditional, Americana style tattoos. Don't get much request for that our area.