Hello, my name is Dan or some people who know me more personally as Daniel. I answer to either. I’m horrible at telling jokes, but it doesn’t stop me from telling the corniest jokes I know. I love nature and probably own too many plants. Is there such a thing?
I have been tattooing for over 20 years now, It’s been a great experience. 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. I obtained medical training, learned about bedside manner, service, proper medical practice and sterile technique. Since then I started searching for the latest technology to implement into our studio, and focus on staying current! I adopted new methods and pushed for widespread acceptance of safe tattooing. That all would drive me to take the next step.
Shortly after envisioning Lucky Rabbit and building a clientele locally, I took a leap of faith and built my business. Over the years I have had the help of many people who helped build the walls, paint the front door and help with bookkeeping. Without those individuals with a data processing/mathematical mind, I would have gone insane! I’m so thankful all the ways the people around me contributed and continue to contribute to who we are together! I’m also thankful for anyone who has 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.
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!