In 2008 I was fortunate enough to move back to my hometown and work with some of my best friends. I grateful to have spent the past 6 years growing in the environment we had at the shop. During this time, we all grew as artists and family men. Some got married, and some expanded their families and had kids. I was one of those fortunate enough to get married to a beautiful woman and have an awesome daughter. They always say that your kids give you direction, and focus and maybe there is some fact to that.
As a tattooist, I am very fortunate to work with the clients that I do. Tattooing a majority of my clients for many sessions, larger scale pieces, I end up being around them for quite a long time, some for years. I have been fortunate enough to tattoo Mike and Katie Warechowski for over 4 years now. They are everything you could want from a client, amazing people that love the tattoos that they get.
I was recently fortunate enough to write a blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine on tattoo collectors. We divided it into three different parts, and the last one recently just went up. The last one was about an amazing collector named Y`all. Here are is a small exert from it,
I recently wrote a new blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine on tattoo collectors. They are separating it three different installments, each being on one of the collectors that I profiled. The first is on my good friend Jason Taylor. Jason is an awesome guy and a good friend of mine. Here’s a little bit of the piece I wrote on him.
“My first interests in tattoos and being tattooed stemmed from my grandfather. He had the classic crawling black panthers on both biceps. I was into art as far back as I can remember and it fascinated me that you could have it on you permanently. At probably 13 I tried to give my self a tattoo with a needle wrapped in thread and some India ink I acquired from art class. I still have a small black blob on my thigh from it. Initially it was a cross. From there I was tattooed by a biker shortly after my 18th birthday, and then some lady in Texas while I was in the Air Force less than a year later. Both of these tattoos were nothing to be proud of and nothing like the images in the tattoo magazines that I bought whenever I could find them. ”