to a global expansion
I started tattooing in 1998 in the basement of a friend’s apartment. With my brother’s support, I started to fully dive in and immerse myself in the craft of tattooing.
I’ll be honest—the first couple years were kinda wild! Working in some shady shops and putting up with off-the-wall conditions. Along the way meeting some very interesting characters and overcoming both technical and artistic obstacles.
I really started to tune my game up working with Sacred Tattoo NYC. I joined their team in 2005, and it’s been nothing but good for my career. Throughout the years, my co-workers have been a constant inspiration. Tattooing is my passion, and I look forward to constantly polishing my craft.
I made the move to San Francisco and worked there for several years. After that, I tattooed in San Diego for a few years. After a great run on the West Coast, I moved back to NYC and worked at Red Rocket Tattoo.
Follow me on instagram for my updated schedule at @mattytat, as I’ll be tattooing in NYC and coast-to-coast for the near future to work on old and new clients.
I am parting ways with Red Rocket Tattoo shop… it’s time for me to spread my wings and travel more.
After that, I’ll be in Tucson, AZ at Painted Lady from November 8 to 16.
Follow me on instagram for my updated schedule: @mattytat