Hello, my name is Daniel!
I think upfront the first thing you will notice is I am hardworking and love my job! As a child I always loved drawing. As a matter of fact, I spent many hours as a child playing outdoors, participating in sports, then retreating to my room, playing some of my favorite music and drawing for several hours. I was doing what came natural to me.
Everyone has a different story and how they incorporate that into a tattoo is important to me. I’m thankful to learn about people and I enjoy the relationships that come from tattooing in our community.
I have been tattooing for over 20 years now. In 1993 I decided to take an apprenticeship under Jim Brown in my hometown of Fostoria, OH. Shortly thereafter, I decided to enter the military and became a field medic and eventually a medical laboratory technician. After medical training and much improved sterile technique, I adopted new methods and pushed for widespread acceptance of safe tattooing.
The studio was successful and growing. As well as owning/operating the studio after 7 years, I decided to travel the US and Canada. While traveling I decided to help other tattooers improve their technique by teaching advanced black and grey portraiture seminars. These opportunities allowed me to grow while working alongside some of the best tattooers in the world. I’m thankful to have been published throughout the world!
Even though I specialize in black and grey tattoos and portraits, I enjoy any project large or small!! If you are interested in a getting a tattoo from someone who loves his career, I can’t wait to meet with you!
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