masterhenceI began my journey to become a tattoo artist in 1987 when I purchased my first tattooing equipment. I practiced tattooing on myself, and voluntarily a few brave friends. It wasn’t soon after I came to realization I would need help to achieve the techniques in becoming a professional tattooist.

Not long from those early days I would find myself traveling to tattoo conventions around the country obtaining knowledge from old school artists. Along this long road I was greatly inspired by a handful of artists from Jack Armstrong, jo-de-bones, Randy Adams, tin-tin, Mario Barth and Brian Everett. In the early nineties I found myself drawn to the tattoo scene in boulder Colorado where I opened my first studio. It was an incredible experience, which advanced my passion for the arts in a profound way. In the mid nineties I moved back to my home state of Connecticut and made some great friends in the industry. we learned much from each other which has kept me true to the art of tattooing. More …

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