So you served an apprenticeship, you learned the basics, expanded your art, made a few moves over the years and opened your own shop; How did you come to be on InkMaster?
Well, at first I didn’t want to do it. I was asked twice by Spike for previous seasons and turned them down. I didn’t want to be known as “the guy from TV” or have people only want to get tattooed by me because I was on TV. It wasn’t until my good friend Kyle Dunbar, a previous contestant on the show, sat me down and really got up my ass about the show. He explained how much the show has changed his career and led him to things that he could not have foreseen. “The benefits of being on the show will go to someone, why not have it be you?” That changed it for me. The benefits seem to outweigh the negative aspects, like having to leave my girlfriend and studio for a few months. I knew that it would be good in the long run for the prosperity of the my new studio and would bring even more business our way.
So you don’t regret it or…
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