My name is Mike. I'm 31. I have 2 kids. I'm a tattoo artist. Life is good.
I've been tattooing a little over 4 years now. I started my apprenticeship in feb '08. I was living in Hot Springs at the time. Working for a failing pizza co. 40 hours a week. Then driving over 180 miles on my 2 days off to apprentice. I did that, back and forth, for about 6 months before finally moving to Jonesboro to tattoo full time. and now in the shreveport/bossier area of louisiana
I was always into art, as long as i can remember. My mother used to tell me that my biological father could draw and never did anything with it. So when she saw that I took interest, she encouraged it quite a bit. My mah was also a bartender, so I was always around her biker boyfriends or just that crowd, that culture. And I think that's what led me to be interested in tattoos and tattooing as a career.
I'm really looking to do more custom work, more conventions, more traveling. I'm a gypsy by nature. I always grew up bouncing around, state to state. Never anywhere for too long. I'm looking forward to eventually settling down and open my own shop at some point, but not any time soon.
I'm no model, by any means. I joined this site basically because i had a few close friends on here, and i wouldnt mind increasing my clientel. Or perhaps finding a photographer, you never know when you could use some new business cards or other marketing material. so just for fun really.