I can’t say I done it all myself. I would like to take the time to acknowledge the following people:
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through the whole process of becoming a tattooer. Thank you to my mom and my brother for being my rocks. I love you. Thanks you to John Maxon for joining the family and putting me on to the idea of making a living from my art. Big shoutout to my cousin Joaco who put me on to the world of tattoos when he showed me his first one when he was 16 and I was like 11 or some shit. Shit had me hooked! Big shoutout to all my family back home in Guatemala. I intend to make you proud and I hope you’re watching! Thank you to all my day ones who let me practice on them when I first started out and were patient with me while I got my chops up (you know who you are!). Shit didn’t happen in a day! Thank you to Nolan Hatton and Cruz Cisneros for being my mentors and teaching me how to walk the walk and how to talk the talk. I owe you guys a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. Big shoutout to Nikos De La Rosa and Keeli Sanders for being some real motherfuckin G’s. Thank you to Geoffrey Wells for allowing me to work in such a wonderful shop. Shout out to all the local tattooers and all the tattooers I’ve met out side the shop. Much love! Thank you to my girl for all your love and support throughout the years. Thank you for sharing my dream of being a tattooer and for coming along for the crazy ride. I love you. Last but not least, thank you to all my faithful clients and patrons of Freedom Tattoo. Thank you to all those that have allowed me to tattoo on them and those who one day will. Nothing would be possible without you and your support, and I am forever grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you so much!
Tattoos for Tots is a fundraiser to help kids in need get the Christmas they deserve! We will be getting down on Saturday 17th from 11am-7pm and 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County. This organization gives kids a place to grow and develop in safe and positive environments. Come by and get zapped for a good cause!