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Owner and day laborer of Black Cat Tattoo, I enjoy my vocation. What pleases me most about it is seeing people happy with what I can do with my talent and their idea. Prior to Tattooing I worked at IPTV. I began my apprenticeship in 1995. I learned my craft from Erik Payne; Owner of Inkvision and worked with him for 7 years before opening BCT in Dec. 2000. My art background is extensive. I’ve done work for many Boise bands in the ’80s and may have even tried playing in some.

I was the disc Jockey on KBSU’s Mutant Pop show (Wednesday Nights 10-2) Left Boise in 1985 and relocated to San Francisco. I worked at Thrasher Magazine for a short time.
I had a number of odd jobs through out the 9 years in Ca. all the while working as a freelance Illustrator. Here’s a list of clients:
The Misfits
Pusmort Records
DNA Lounge
Hollywood Records
Metal Blade Records
Raunch Records SLC.
Exodus
Winterland Productions
While at Winterland I worked on screen print designs for:
Leta Ford
KISS
Ozzy Osbourne
Madonna
Donna Karen
Tommy Hillfiger
Levi’s
Hard Rock Cafe
Jurassic Park
Universal Pictures
Chevrolet
Rett Aikins
Pantera
FireHouse
Mr. Big
Slayer
Metallica
I’ve been featured in Thrasher Magazine, Maximum Rock n Roll, Gearhead Magazine and Skin and Ink magazine. I’ve done guest spots in Washington and California and won awards for my flash designs. I don’t hide anything in the tattoos I do, THAT’S what I bring to the table.
I came back to Boise in 1994 with a beautiful wife and a son.
I’m grateful for the the help so many people gave me along the way. I have helped many artists find a path in this field. I look forward to helping others.