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Tattooing professionally for 16 yrs. Ive been drawing and practicing in different mediums for as long as I can remember. Later the arts turned into the focus academically where I majored in fine art throughout community college and onto The Art Institute of Chicago where I attended for a year before fully focusing my attention on tattooing. The tattooing career started with a 4yr. apprenticeship from Spider Tattooz where I was taught every aspect in tattooing from A-Z . It was here that I learned needle making and machine building/repair too constructing and completing a successful design that would later become a well executed tattoo. Spider relocated Spider Tattooz to Sycamore, IL and Meridian Line Tattoo was created in its place. I stayed tattooing at Meridian Line as part owner and artist learning and growing before opening Burning Sparrow Tattoo. I am forever grateful to Spider and Darrell for all the knowledge. Becoming a tattooer is what I've always wanted to do. Its a craft I feel fortunate to be apart of and I show that appreciation by creating nice tattoos that people will be happy with for the rest of their lives.