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Get to Know Your Artist

Today we sat down with James and asked him some life questions...

What made you want to be a tattoo artist?

From a young age I had always been fascinated by tattoos. I was into the arts as well and wanted to pursue a career in either music or art. When I was about 12 or 13 I saw my first episode of Miami Ink and realized that could be a career so the story sort of wrote itself from that point on.

Do you have a favorite style you want to pursue?

I focus more on American Traditional and Japanese styles. American traditional is bold and classic. The style allows you to simplify a concept and have it read for what it is. Japanese is another timeless style that is one of the hardest to do. They mastered composition and layout. I find it beautiful and powerful. Both are rich in history yet versatile to meet any needs.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. Getting together with family, boating, or playing Magic the Gathering

How many pets do you have and names?

No pets currently.

Tell me a little about your immediate family…

My immediate family is my wife, KC, and my son, JR.

KC is a preschool teacher and has a green thumb for house plants. She is quirky and makes me strive to be a better person daily.

JR is three and is vibrant, smart, and adorable. He loves Mario and riding his tractor around.

Are you from this area?

My family and I live in Kentucky by the river. Recently bought a house there with plenty fixin up to do

What’s your favorite local restaurant and what do you get?

Roll On In: Barrel house. Anything will do…soooooo goood

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