I started back in 2014 looking for a shop that could meet my standards in the tattoo industry. I came across a shop that gave me an opportunity to tattoo, but was not able to help me grow or improve, so I left. I wasn't tattooing for about 5 months as I continued working my full time construction job that I had been working since I was 18 years old. Tattooing was a passion of mine since I was a kid, I just actually never thought I could pursue this dream of mine. I came across a shop that I have never heard of before and never seen the artwork that came out of it. I studied this shop for quite some time and reached out to one of the artists and let him know I was looking for an apprenticeship and wanted to start over. Matt allsman reached out to me and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime!
So the start of my new career happened in February of 2016. I started traveling back and forth between Columbus Nebraska and Fremont to grasp on many different styles and learn as much as possible. I would like to tell myself that starting in February of 2016 would be a fresh start to my tattooing career. As it goes on I love to do a lot of old school American traditional and eventually want to get into black and grey photo realism. I like to do a lot of other things to be honest. Whatever walks trough the door, but I would say I love to design American traditional out of all of them. So I continue this thrilling experience with such outstanding artists learning and growing in this industry!
| JAKE HOTZ