I was born October 25th, 1983 in a city called Puebla about 100 miles east of Mexico City. My family and I moved to the United States a few years after my birth where we would bounce around several cities on the west coast until I finally settled in Las Vegas in 1996. I always remember in school that my favorite classes were always art related, they were the few classes where I could actually want to focus and behave. As the years passed, my love for art quickly grew to the tattooing scene. Back in those days there was no such thing as social media, so although I knew about the greats like Bob Tyrell, and Jack Rudy, most of my influence was local. I got my first tattoo the day I turned 18 from a pretty good local black n grey artist named Juan Carlos. From that day on I was hooked, I wanted to get as many tattoos as possible, but it had still never even crossed my mind to actually become a tattoo artist. As the years passed, I joined the Army Infantry, and was deployed to Iraq in 2005. It was a very eye opening year for me in combat. I learned a lot about myself, and life in general. That year I lost 5 very close friends to me in the war. I decided then that I would memorialize them on my body with a tattoo of their portraits. The one thing I knew is that I would not settle for just anybody to do this particular tattoo. I did my research, and asked a lot of people in town who was considered one of the best. I was introduced to Robert Pho in 2006, and he gave me the memorial tattoo I wanted to the perfection I had expected. I didn’t know it back then, but that would be the start of what would become a very humbling venture with him. Throughout the next 10 years that followed I had ups and downs, but through it all I started learning how to paint and find myself artistically. When I realized that my paintings were what I considered decent, and while also being a very tough time in my life, I decided to follow my love of tattoos, and attempt to make it a career. At the time I thought it a long shot, but I also knew that I had no choice but to try, so in the summer of 2016 I went into Skin Design and reached out to Robert and asked him to give me a shot as his apprentice. I must’ve did something right because he accepted. All in all it’s been a long road for me, but with all of its challenges and frustrations, I know that I’ve finally found what I truly love to do. I’m really looking forward to what the future holds for me, in the mean time I just gotta soak in the knowledge from all the great artists at Skin Design that teach me, not just Robert, and continue to work hard!