about me

Born in 1976, son of Stan and Jan, oldest of 4, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Orange and Brown until I die.

Tattooing since 1998, trained by Wayne Lessard in Gainesville, Florida at “Cool World” on SW 4th ave. Left Gainesville in 2000, worked for James McDermott at Staircase Tattoo in Santa Cruz, California and Durb Morison at Stained Skin in Columbus, Ohio. Back to Gainesville after 3 years away, tattooed at Fat Cats in Ocala, opened my private studio “The Tattshack” on NW 6th st. Opened Anthem Tattoo Parlor in 2006, Sold Anthem to Mike and Sam Salay in 2010, and here I am, still right here, tattooing, drawing and painting, as much as I can, as always.

I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve my clients and I take representing the city of Gainesville seriously- I was raised in Cleveland but Gainesville is where I learned to be a professional and Gainesville has put a roof over my head, put my wife through college and now our community feeds my two sons, Viktor and Malkolm. I try to never turn anyone’s idea away and I try to make everyone’s idea into the best tattoo that I can.

I’ve worked at Anthem Tattoo since it opened and I love my tattoo family here, please check the shop site out as well and feel free to stop by anytime and check us out or contact me directly for any questions or to set up a consultation. I love to barter.