- Location/Date Born:
- Tattooing since:
- Currently Resides:
New York, NY
- Current shop name/location:
- Equipment (coil/rotary) used:
Cheyenne Hawk Thunder
- What sparked your love of art?:
Art has been a part of my family so it was only right that I accepted the passed down talent.
- How’d you end up becoming a tattoo artist?
Friends in South Carolina with strong confidence in my ability to succeed as a tattoo artist.
- Piece done on Zuri:
Moth on thigh.
- Most memorable tattoo you’ve done:
I’ll just say that I have more memorable moments while I was tattooing compared to a tattoo I feel stands out the best.
- Have you ever tattooed yourself?:
I definitely have. I think any tattoo artist that takes it seriously will. But in my early stages I gave myself some tattoos worthy of being covered.
- Any tattoos you refuse to do because of any reason like the idea/placement?:
Only tattoos that I feel I may be too controversial and placement wise I’m tattooing any area, IF and I AND the client are comfortable.
- How do you handle negative feedback?:
As positive feedback. Simple.
- What signature style do you think you excel in?
Any honestly. Black and gray, color, script, abstract… all areas.
- What has been the biggest change in your life since you’ve became more popular?
Being more open minded as with being patient with people in general.
- What moment so far in your career that you think you will never forget?
At the moment, probably my first tattoo at a convention that I actually tattooed. Conventions are a great experience with good competition.
- If you were not a tattoo artist, what would you be?
I’d be continuing with an empty career in manufacturing.
- Any other art related hobbies?:
Social media. Flyers, business cards, logo designing, clothing designing, painting, drawing, and sketching.
- Hobby outside of anything art related:
My life is solely dedicated to art and tattooing.
- Short term goal:
Take over whatever area I step foot in.
- Long term goal:
Be a well-known African American artist in the tattoo industry. A hard but welcomed goal.