As a child , my remarkable Mother was a scholar teacher in art , she loved teaching and I loved to learn. I always had the love of creating.
Growing up in Los Angeles I was always surrounded by Art . From Graffiti , to murals , Los Angeles is core to Street Art. The streets were my inspiration to my imagination as a young aspiring artist. I began spray painting at 9 years old and tattooing at the very young age of 13. Although this was not professionally , during the upcoming of my career, it gave me the foundation to the Tattoo Artist I have become today .I was 25 when i got my first publication in TATTOO MAGAZINE , this was a complete honor of achievement , and by age 28 i had countless publications and awards world wide from my work. Years later, I was requested to be on a show called TATTOO NIGHTMARES, which blossomed into one of the hit shows on tattooing in the public eye. This put my work to an abundance of world wide presence on television and furthered my career as a successful artist.
Please email me on your next piece of art or as we say body art! it would be my honor to do your tattoos.
BIG GUS was one of the stars in the hit tv series TATTOO NIGHTMARES were they turned horrible ink into amazing pieces of art.With over 70 episodes on tv till this day its one of the biggest shows on tattooing.
Collective Ink Gallery was originally established in 2015 in Orange County , California. With hand sculpted frame work imported from Italy , to our numerous original pieces of Up Scale Artwork , to All the "Fallen Angels " gazing over you as you walk in , Collective Ink Gallery is more then just a Tattoo Shop its an ART GALLERY. Walking in our entrance you'll walk in to a clothing store featuring , Sullen Clothing , Big Gus Series , And Swimbait culture / Fish Elite Clothing , continuing into the main gallery you will be surrounded by original paintings , artwork , sculptures and more while getting tattooed. Our goal is to provide a comfortable , professional , art inspired experience for all our clientele. We provide each client with the utmost care and service. Ranking a full Five Stars on Yelp with talented resident artists , walk-ins and appointments are always available to suite your every desire in a tattoo.
So send me an email for your next tattoo!