My introduction to tattooing was after high school while working at Mesa Boogie Amps. There were a lot of guys from Laos with traditional tattoos of prayer and other images. Until this point in my life I paid very little attention to tattooed people, as though they didn’t exist. About a year after leaving Boogie I went to the local tattoo shops and talked to a few artists which was a new thing for me as I had never even been into a tattoo shop. I decided to go to Rob Reed of Altered Images in Guerneville. After receiving my spider an web I got a second tattoo shortly after. My third tattoo was soon to follow, at that point I began thinking of becoming a tattooist and asked my artist how I could get into the biz.