Hello, my name is Dan or people who know me personally, Daniel. I answer to either. I’m horrible at telling jokes, but it turns out I’m pretty okay at tattooing and building a business. I have appreciated the experiences that took me through the years.
I have been tattooing for over 20 years. I got my start in 1993 taking an apprenticeship under Jim Brown in my hometown of Fostoria, OH. Shortly thereafter, I decided to enter the military and became a medical laboratory technician. My talent for creating art collaborated with the knowledge I obtained in my medical training. customer service, proper medical practice, sterile technique, and new technology became my focus. I adopted new methods and pushed for widespread acceptance of safe tattooing.
Shortly after envisioning Lucky Rabbit and building a clientele, I took a leap of faith and built my business. Over the years I have had the help of many others, who would help me build the walls, paint the front door and help with bookkeeping or otherwise I would have gone insane! Taxes are obviously not my thing. I’m so thankful for the way their brain works! I’m also thankful for the handful of friends and family who have supported me through all of the ups and downs of running this business. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of them.
After getting settled into my business, I decided to improve my artistic skills by going to conventions and guest spots. As challenging as that was, I have been blessed to have traveled the US and Canada while helping other tattooers improve their technique teaching advanced black and grey portraiture seminars. These opportunities allowed me to grow in confidence while working alongside some of the best tattooers in the world.
I’m thankful for my educated and passion-driven team, and also the good times we share while working together! It’s a lot of fun, listening to music, making jokes, eating sushi and living out our passionate lives!
I enjoy working with my clients to create one of kind pieces that best express their individuality. I specialize doing black and grey tattoos, and portraits. Additionally, I enjoy anything related to nature and faith based tattoos. I thrive here.
If you are interested in doing a large piece requiring 3 hours or more, I invite you to email the studio to book a consultation. My wait times may vary slightly depending on the time of year. I am usually booked about a month out. If you are interested in setting up a consultation to talk about getting your next tattoo, please use the contact page to set up a consultation! I look forward to taking your design to the next level!
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