I'm a tattoo artist from South Carolina. I've been drawing and painting since I was a little kid. I learned to tattoo in 2006 while in the Marines, stationed in Okinawa Japan. While on active duty, I could only tattoo in my spare time, which definitely made it hard to focus on getting better. When I got out of the Corps in 2010, I started tattooing full time in Columbia, South Carolina. At the beginning of my second year of tattooing professionally, I began to travel to conventions around the area to learn and advance my skills as an artist. As the years went on, I began to do more and more shows as well as guest spots around the country and eventually overseas in europe. In August of 2015, my wife and I relocated to Columbus, Ohio, so that she could pursue her Masters degree while i continued to travel. Upon her graduation in 2018, we moved back home to South Carolina and I opened my studio, The Howling DOg Collective, in columbia. Im extremely grateful for all of the opportunities this career has given me, and being able to go to work every day with some of my best friends has become the the cherry on top.
I mostly do new school and color realism tattoos, but I like to vary styles depending on the piece/client. Ultimately, I just like to tattoo, and welcome the chance to do something cool and challenging. Thanks for checking out my website, and contact me if you have any questions, comments, or just feel like saying hello.