American, cuz that’s what I am.
One of three tattoo machines I have tattooed on me. My commitment to my craft signed and sealed in blood dip and rip, till I die.
So I used to eat a snack pack everyday at school without a spoon, that’s how I learned how to use my tongue. I definitely wasn’t the best kid in school and pretty sure most of the establishment did not like me so when I qualified for the state wrestling tournament, the school gives you money for food while you’re there. I spent all the money on snack packs, then I forgot all of them in my hotel and the hotel ended up shipping them to me. I then had a duffel bag full of pudding, went to my buddies house and we did some extracurricular activities, ate snack packs, and watched puff the magic dragon.
This is for my son. He has been my rock through the worst parts of my life. I’m so proud of the young man he has become. Sometimes I feel like he has molded me more than I have him. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know how my life would’ve turned out. I love and cherish him more than anyone in this world. Love you, bud.
For Ireland, a big part of my ancestry and something I’m very proud of. I even got to go to Ireland and tattoo there. Met a lot of people that have become life long friends and I miss them everyday.
This is a memorial piece for one of my long time childhood friends, he also always believed me and was one of those people that loved to see his friends excel and accomplish their goals. He will always be apart of my life and memories. His brothers are still great friends of mine, his family was a big part of me growing up and very influential to me. They always showed us boys love and their door was open to us.
That’s for mom and dad, the two people that have supported my career since the beginning. They always supported me and believed in me, without them I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am in life. I practiced on my mom when I was an apprentice, she has so many bad tattoos because of that but she wouldn’t change a thing. My dad told me the only way he would get a tattoo was if I learned how to do it. I know they are both proud of me and I wanted to show my love for them by putting "mom and dad" in the most recognizable part of my body.