My earliest introduction to tattoos in a serious way was when my brother showed up at home with a chest piece done by John “the Dutchman” , I remember this being a point where I was struck by how well drawn the design was. It was levels above anything else my brother or anyone else had. I was 13 years old and knew I too wanted to get a tattoo from “The Dutchman”.
A few years later I began tattooing and eventually crossed paths with The Dutchman, and a few more years down the road in ‘95 it led to a full time position at the studio working and learning about art and designing tattoos and sharing our passion for learning.
After a few years of travelling and having my own studio with my partner, Jess Paré, I have returned to work with my mentor and friend John ‘the Dutchman ‘ in the current location here in Burnaby.