I started tattooing in Shelbyville, Indiana around 2009 at The Great American Tattoo Company, after a 3 year apprenticeship and 1 year out of it, the shop was shut down due to the owner moving. I then made my way out to Redlands, California and worked at The Grand Tattoo Lodge for 4 years. Now I'm in San Diego at Mabel O'Reilly tattoo.

In my apprenticeship I was taught how to cast and build tattoo machines, and now make and sell those all over the world with the name JHmachines. I will soon be introducing a company called Blvcklistmachines.