Born 1951. I produced my first oil painting at 6 years old, After serving in the US marine Corps in Vietnam and 2 years in Franciscan Monastery: I was educated at U.C. Berkeley in Architectural and Structural Engineering and California College of the Arts in painting, sculpture and illustration. Fascinated by Asian Art and Classic Japanese Horimono tattooing, I entered tattooing in 1978. Beginnin with C.W. Eldrigde at the Tattoo Archive in Berkeley Ca. Working in many tattoo shops over the years including Goldsfields Tattoo Shop and Pat Martynuik’s Picture Machine. In 2003 I opened my own studio “ Blue Rose Tattoo” in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. In the spring of 2014 I found Inkworld Tattoo to be my new home.