I started my tattooing career as an apprentice with the late Peter Tat-2 Poulos in Denver, Co. In 1989 Theresa and I moved back to my home state of Florida, which we had lift in 1974. We settled in Ft. Myers on the Gulf Coast. I bought into the Ancient Art Tattoo Studio which Peggi Hurley owned at the time. From there we opened the Ft. Myers Beach Tattoo Studio on Ft. Myers Beach in September 1991. A couple of years later I bought Peggi out so she could move back to her home state to be closer to her parents.
I am a founding member of the National Tattoo Association which is the largest and oldest Tattoo Association in the world. I’m also a founding member and former President of the Florida Professional Tattoo Artist’s Guild. I also serve as the Legislative Liaison between the industry and the State of Florida. I was deeply involved in the writing of CS/HB 729 – Practice of Tattooing, and the regulatory language for that state law. I have been an instructor for the Alliance of Professional Tattoo Artist and the National Tattoo Association dealing with Legislation on the local, State, and Federal level.
With numerous International Awards, and 40 years of experience tattooing I feel confident that I can help you move to the next level in your tattooing needs. I pride myself in making every tattoo I do the most important tattoo that I have ever done. By immersing myself in the art and carring on the tradition that Peter passed to me I hope to be tattooing for many years to come.
So come on in and have a seat in one of my Studios and enjoy a ride to the highest level of tattooing.