I was into graffiti during junior high and high school. I spent most of my free time scribbling on paper. I majored in photography at college. I could only stand the profession my diploma enabled me to do for 3 months.


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I was a shop assistant at the first tattoo studio where I worked for 3 years. I shut myself into work on my drawing skills for a while. But I also needed to earn a living. I was either going to get a 9-5 or dedicate myself to tattooing.

I made a connection between my college degree and what I wanted to do. I drew the poster shots of a lot of movies I liked – which got a lot of traction – and managed to transfer them onto people’s skins. I improved on my original idea and started working with souvenir photos people took.

I dub my style as Retro Minimal.

It’s an indescribable feeling to tattoo photographs taken in different parts of the world at different times. For example, I have tattooed a family portrait taken in Mexico in the ‘60s as well as one of a family in the US in the ‘80s…

I work with small spaces and minimize details, keeping the essentials, to transfer these memories on to the skin.

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#7 Into The Wild

Into The Wild

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Rosa Kim 1 week ago

I love how there are no facial expressions in any of these because it makes you think about what their faces WOULD have been

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#8 The Shining

The Shining

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Luck Yeah 1 week ago

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" in type (underneath)

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