Originally from Ohio, Mike moved to Columbus to attend the Columbus College Of Art And Design where he studied illustration. While in school he received a tattoo apprenticeship from 8-Ball Tattoo. One of the Columbus area’s first new school and custom tattoo studios. In the Fall of 2000 he started tattooing at Evolved, at it’s inception, and worked there until the summer of 2011.
Tattooing has afforded him opportunities not found in many other professions or art forms. Of the many aspects of tattooing, Mike finds working with clients to be the most rewarding. Helping them realize their tattoo designs in a clean, creative and open environment. On a personal level, the work he has put into his clients and tattooing has allowed him other opportunities. Being a tattooer has given him a chance to travel, create for a living and be a part of an art form with a colorful history.