I started persuing a carrer in the tattoo industry about 9 years ago when I first met the artist Carlos Eduardo. We both come from Brazil, which is a feature that not only helped bring us together, but also foster my own personal sense of artistic identity. This is something I have tried to show in my own art work, a combination of artistic influences from a dual culture, since I spent over have of my life in the United States. Carlos and I met in Atlanta through a mutual friend and instantly became great buddies. He demostrated a sense of care for my hunger of knowledge about the business. At the time, I already knew how to draw fairly well, especially for someone who had never been to a single art class, just a lot of passion and time spent doing what i love the most wich is creating art.
Eduardo worked at this shop called Perfecto Tattoo where he brought me up as an apprentice and introduced to me secrets of the trade, tattooing techniques and various valuable information. He had very old school ways, which gave me a solid base for the application of the tattooing itself but an year later and I had gratefully soaked up everything he had to teach. My tattoing product was at a sellable level at this point, however, I artistic side of it was filled with flaws and missing lessons since I never had recieved any help in that direction. Thanks to my great friend Travis Clark who had always been involved in the art world I was able to find alternative ways to continue my restless search for improvement. Books, seminars, conversations, conections with other amazing artists like EJ and Matt Lang, all were ulterly important sources for my desire to learn.
Years passed and tattoos had been my primary source of income for a while, I was surely well married to it. Inevitably I embrased diverse tattoing styles as I worked in comercial shops where artists have to deal with whatever comes in the doors. In one side of the scale it did me well as it expanded the out reachs of my artistic capabilities but at the same time it drove me away from my personal areas of interest, which inicially aroused my will to tattoo.
I was not making abundent ammounts of money, my progression had platoed and quite honestly I my inspiration became low, I felt into a crissis and thought to myself it wasn't worth it. After a couple months of doing something else I was still thinking about tattooing and how I wasted all this time aquiring skills I cant use anymore, my sweet passion had turned sour and I couldn't stop contemplating the thought. It didnt take too long for me to decide that I wasnt going to comply with this deception.
My percerverance drove me back to the skin, execpt this time I made a personal note to not strive away from the artistic perspective of it. I studied new subjects related to my own art, such as human anatomy, still life, comics, portraits, horror, science fiction, contemporary art and etc.
When I started producing work from this imcubated state, it came out with a new feel to it, I was once again moving steps up that ladder and the clients were pleased with the evolution. People exclusively seek me for what I'm passioned in doing and my carreer had finally entered the point I've always intended. I recived job offers from certain reputable studios, and the jorney took me all the way down to florida where I built solid bridges and continued this new path for nearly 4 years.
By outgrowing this temporary habitats, my job has lead me back to Georgia recently, where I successfully have been excepted as a perminent resident at one of the 10 most popular custom tattoo studios in the entire world. All or nothing tattoos has housed in its existence 1/3 of the best tattoo artists of this era. It is with great honor that I humbly recieve help from the shop to expand the publicity of my artwork. The basis of this particular parlor was founded by the great artitst himself Brandon Bond, with hard work and flawless business manangement skills. The shop itself is an extremelly inspiring positive enviroument located just northwest of Atlanta at a city called Smyrna. Among other uniquely talented artists I currently continue to push fine art to our beloved and loyal customers. My appreciation for tattooing people has only grown stronger as the demanding for my work grows as well.