Born and raised in central Ohio, I have always had a passion for art. It really took off when I was 7. I had a rare disease and was put in the hospital for a month. My dad knew of my love of art and bought me several comic books. Those comics were the main thing that got me through that terrible time. I never stopped collecting comics. Over the years I tried to draw comics for a living or sell art while working in factories, even received a college degree in Graphic Design. None were successful. In 2012 I decided to really focus on becoming a tattoo artist after a few failed attempts years prior. It wasn't an easy road but I stuck with it and eventually opened my own studio in 2015 called Rose City Tattoo in Springfield, Ohio, I've successfully apprenticed 2 artists and employ 3 other successful artists at the shop.