Gabe has been programming computers for over 20 years. With a career that included developing CD-ROMs for Honda, touch-screen kiosks for the Epcot Center, & Smurf video games in Belgium. Since 2003 Gabe has been working exclusively for the tattoo industry. He hasn't slept much since then, but now has a lot more tattoos. TattooNOW has evolved into Off the Map Inc, which includes TattooNOW, 3 Off the Map tattoo studios, The Paradise Tattoo Gathering, Paradise Artist Retreat, World Wide Tattoo Conference, and TattooNOWTV's Off the Map Live.
Interviews & articles:
- An Interview with Gabe Ripley: Self-Taught Computer Programmer Business Guy
- Gazzettenet.com ID - Gabe Ripley
- Tattoos.com - Interview with Gabe Ripley
- Skin Deep 235
- Voices of the Valley: Gabriel 'Gabe' Ripley, owner, Off the Map Tattoo, Easthampton
Lead Designer, Front End Programmer
Born out of the flames of an active skull-shaped volcano, Aaron Hatch was forged out of radioactive lava stones and coincidentally gifted with a strange power, to make really cool-looking stuff in Photoshop. He's spent his life carving his skills not unlike that molten chamber carved his Davidian body. Cutting his teeth in the evil netherworld of New York City advertising, Aaron segued from a career of kicking ass in purportedly "hip" design agencies to a more creatively-fulfilling freelance career in web design and illustration, and eventually ended up at TattooNOW, where he can finally use his talents to help support a community and art form he is truly passionate about.
Digital Media Producer
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!" -HST