Loren Butchart was born and raised in Santa Rosa. The middle child of three children whom grew up near downtown Santa Rosa in their parents home. Summers were spent in their parents fireplace shop’s warehouse where cardboard and sharpies were the best way to pass the time. Drawing and using their imagination, these three kids creative side was nurtured through boredom and access to endless amounts of cardboard to draw big. As Loren grew up the more he drew and the more he focused on pursuing his dream of being a professional artist and learning to tattoo. He believes those long summer days spent in the warehouses hanging around tools and sharpies shaped him into the creative person he is today.
Loren studied art at Santa Rosa High’s Artquest program and then later at Santa Rosa Jr. College and at the California College of art in Oakland. An ever present obsession with drawing, painting, writing and overall creating followed Loren through many different jobs from construction apprentice to bicycle mechanic. After living in San Francisco for 3 years he decided to move back to Santa Rosa to pursue a tattoo apprenticeship which was eventually offered to him by his current mentor Sim Schoeman at Glass Beetle tattoo. Loren is honored to work at Glass Beetle tattoo along side his good friend and mentor Sim and his new friend Alfonso and his apprentice Justin.
Loren looks forward to tattooing everyday. He loves meeting and talking with his clients new and old and is inspired by peoples ideas for tattoos. Every challenge is met with a smile. Though he can take on new ideas and styles, Loren loves to tattoo anything animal or anatomy related. Geometric to organic. Black and grey, color or detailed line work.
He subscribes to no specific styles but takes elements from all of them to build custom drawings and tattoos. His favorite artist is Albrecht Durer.
Please look to Loren for some detailed tattoos and possibly a new friend.