I was born and raised in Radcliff, Kentucky, right outside of Ft.Knox.
I got into tattooing through skateboarding and punk/hardcore music, and I got my first tattoo in 1995. My apprenticeship began in 2006 at a street shop, Big Daddy's, located in my hometown. I had the honor of working for John Furse at Five Star Tattoo in Louisville, KY and also working for The Renegade, who is a living legend and also my friend. I like to do bold, traditional tattoo designs, but I am happy to do any design that a client brings me. When I am not tattooing, I like to spend time with my wife and two dogs, family and friends, travel, listen to my massive record collection, paint watercolors, and collecting stuff. Lots of stuff. My wife and I moved to Cincinnati in February 2012 and I couldn't be happier. I love the Queen City and working with the best crew at the best shop, Designs by Dana.
Please call or stop by the Northside Shop to set up an appointment with John.