Mike’s infatuation with tattoos started when he was a kid, when his dad told him not to get one. He was properly introduced to the industry back in 2004 as a mentee to Mark Mahoney at Gill Montes’ shop Tattoo Mania. He went onto work at Mark Mahoney's world-famous Shamrock Social Club with legends like Rick Walters and Freddy Negrete.
Today, he’s recognized far and wide for his bright pieces and Black-and-Gray work with traditional line sensibilities. When he’s not tattooing, he’s on the road with his band TSOL or visiting home in Huntington Beach.