I wish I could tell you that since I was a child all I wanted to do was tattoo and own a kick ass tattoo studio, but that’s not true. The true story is, I was in the right place at the right time, New Port Richey, 1989.
I had been watching people tattoo for a while and thought “I can do that,” so I borrowed some equipment and tried tattooing myself. I showed my friends and they liked what they saw, and offered to let me tattoo them for practice. The rest as they say, is history.
Even after I had established Tattoos Forever, I felt that the fad of getting tattooed would eventually run its course and I would have to go and get a real job. Here I am 27 years later and tattoos are more popular than ever.
What I loved most about tattooing was that people trusted me to put permanent art work on them, I always felt flattered to do this. My business philosophy is simple; I treat people the way I would like to be treated, and do high quality tattoo work at a fair price.
People often ask me why I retired from tattooing in 2005. When I started out in the tattoo business it was more of a craft, if you had a good eye and some technical skills you could learn to tattoo. As tattooing evolved it became more of an art form and so I felt it best to step aside and let the new, “true tattoo artists” take the torch.
I have put a lot of myself into Tattoos Forever since the doors opened in 1991, making it the best studio with the most talented artists! I would be honored for you to trust us with your tattoo needs.