Artists: Zackary Baker
What year did you start tattooing: 2008
Do you have any special training: Basic, semi apprenticeship, self taught.
Tell us about the style of your work: I prefer to do more so neo traditional or just traditional work, inlove doing anything with color. My black and grey is fair, but I derive alot of inspiration from Tim Hendricks, Oliver Peck and a few other artists.
Where did you apprentice?: Local shop in Denver.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Tim Hendricks and Corey Miller.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I usually explain that the tattoo placement and design is their decision and is meant for them, it's not something lightly, there changing their lives and its permanent.
How did you get into tattooing: My uncle was a professional piercer and seeing his shop and the smell of green soap was love, the art form and just drawing intrigued me. Also, skateboarding and music was a big influence, especially since most people I admired had beautiful work done.
What inspires you to be an artist: Just the fact that im changing someones life, and that it is a trade of secrecy, almost like a brotherhood that is earned. Also, just having love for music and art, different mediums and lifestyle.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Big and colorful, regardless of price it's about the enjoymemt and living the dream, anything that I am capable of creating and producing with experience to the extent of beautifying it.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: The next tattoo to me is always the next tattoo im dying to do, its a new meaning and a new drop of ink.