Since I was young, my involvement with art was nurtured and encouraged by my family. I took great interest in drawing and sculpture throughout my schooling which led me to the studio art program at the University of Guelph in 1997. There I was lucky enough to have the artistic guidance of Peter Johnston to whom I owe much of my artistic growth and knowledge.
In July 2001, I began my tattoo apprenticeship at Stigmata Body Art in Guelph under the direction of Randy Larsen. After years of hard work and determination I developed a passion and specialty for tattoos focusing on reproduction and intricate design work. From the start a thorough and informed approach is extremely important in my design process, allowing me to offer many avenues that can be explored. My versatile style allows me to bridge the gap between each individual's concept and the final tattoo design.
Since the start of the year my family and I have been building The Prestige Tattoo Studio & Design located in the heart of Downtown Guelph at 72 Norfolk Street. We finally opened the doors in April 2010, giving our clients and guests an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with a strong contrast of traditional architectural details and modern contemporary design. Come stop by and check out the space!
I love tattooing and look forward to my growing relationship with the community of Guelph.