John’s pretty humble himself. He’s a well-known tattoo artist in the Vegas area, sought after by visitors from all over the world. And he never takes it for granted.
I started in the business around 1995. This is the only career I’ve ever had. Thanks to all the apprenticeships I had, I have a lot of respect for the industry.
He loves the tattoo industry most because of the vibe.
When you go into a tattoo shop, there’s something electrifying in the air—the smell, the buzzing of conversations—people open up to you in a whole new way.
And John believes people love it for different reasons.
No matter what, you’ll still get a little nervous. The excitement, the pain, it’s all very intoxicating. It’s almost addicting. You’re letting someone else take control for that moment in time.
And he talks about trust. It’s one of the most important aspects and that’s the reason he believes Josh began getting his ink from John in the first place.
From the first moment to the completion of his sleeve, I think there was trust there. We nailed his vision from the drawing.
And he likes the way it came together.