Jay is a tattoo prodigy who has quickly risen to fame within the tattoo community. Proficient in multiple styles from realism to linework to portrait tattoos, Jay is also a renowned muralist and painter. He joins our new St. Mary's location as a resident artist.
How long have you been tattooing professionally?
I've been tattooing professionally for about 4 years.
What inspired you into the art of tattooing?
I've been an artist my entire life. From doodling on my papers at school, to painting big canvas, art has always been a big part of my life. I remember stepping into my first tattoo shop and it changed my perspective on everything. It's a different world and I love being part of it.
Tell us about your preferred style of work.
Black and grey realism is my preferred style of tattooing, along with traditional work. I've always said "the devil is in the details," but I also love keeping it "old school."
What other styles are you known for?
I am very versatile. I'm known for may styles, such as micro-realism, neo-traditional, single needle, coverups, Japanese and of course black and grey realism. I use a large range of techniques to draw different styles from scratch.
What inspires you as an artist?
Being able to not just create my own art but, creating others art and bringing those visions to life is what inspires me most. My favorite part about putting together a piece for a client is watching it all come together into one final work of art. It feels good all around to see it complete.
Why should someone pick you for their next tattoo/to be their artist?
There are many reasons why I should be your #1 choice for a tattoo artist, let me just tell you first, that I am an artist at heart. I'm not just a tattooer. I'm an artist who has practiced multiple mediums in the past. I'm flexible, reliable, and I will work to bring your ideas to life.