Being born and raised in southern California ( Los Angeles area) has defiantly had a huge influence on not only my lifestyle, but also on my art. Cartoons or (cartoony) art is my life long passion. Back in my late teens I worked as an artist for a handful small (and not so small) companies creating everything from hand made signs to grace the shelfs of Trader Joes, to magazine adds promoting online motorcycle part stores. In my mid twenties I started my Tattoo apprenticeship and never looked back. Now living in Nevada I am content to work tattooing only a couple days a week and spend the majority of my time drawing and painting.