I have been an artist since my early childhood, growing up I always had a natural inclination to draw and create things. Any time I was going through a tough time or trying to work though something I would always find solace through art. I first became interested in tattooing around age ten when I was permitted to tag along for a family member's tattoo session. I remember being completely transfixed by the whole tattoo process and thinking "That's it, that is what I want to do when I grow up." At the time no one took me seriously when I told them this of course. After that experience, my ambition was set on pursuing a career as an artist.
In 2006 I was fortunate enough to find a tattoo shop willing to take me on as an apprentice. Once my apprenticeship was complete, I moved on to work for different tattoo shops up and down the east coast.
Surrounding myself with many talented artists and great people throughout my career, has helped me gain more knowledge of tattooing and the industry as a whole. I have an endless desire to learn new techniques, I am constantly searching for new ways to challenge myself.
A couple years after relocating to Maryland I wanted to create a place where I could have the freedom to focus on my artwork and engage with my clients.
In 2016 I decided it was time to build a tattoo studio of my own.
The Bully Ink studio, has allowed me to be fully dedicated to providing my clients with high quality custom work in a clean and comfortable environment.
I enjoy creating custom tattoo designs that become eye-catching works of art on the body.
I find it most rewarding to create pieces that spark the imagination. My favorite type of clientele to work with are those that give a general direction to go in and allow me to have artistic freedom with the design.
I prefer designs that explore the following:
I am not interested in tattooing tribal, logos, flags or pieces where lettering is the primary focus of the tattoo.
A tattoo should be a memorable work of art that you will be proud to appreciate for many years to come. I take pride in all of my work, if you would like to copy a generic design off of the internet or another
artist, I may not be the artist for you.