Steve’s inspiration and love for art intensified at an early age from popular shows such as Pokemon & Dragonball Z. By his teenage years, Steve decided to advance his skill and knowledge of the arts by attending Whitecliffe’s College of Art & Design in New Zealand. It was shortly after getting his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts that Steve decided to try his hand at tattooing.

For the past ten years, Steve has learned from and worked alongside the best artists in the world, artists such as Carlos Torres, Dean Sacred, Erin Chance, Mick Squires, Nikko Hurtado, Randy Engelhard, Robert Herandez, Yomico Moreno and Paul Booth to name a few.

Steve’s work is characteristically influenced by Pop Culture; ranging from portraits of legendary sporting icons, musicians and movie stars to portraits of loved ones, comic book characters, animals and much more.

Today, Steve continues to expand his artistry past boundaries, the results of which can only be seen to be believed, a style of tattooing know as hyper-realism; a category of tattoo art characterized by the depiction of real life and photo-realism. As a result of his popular style of tattooing, Steve’s work has been featured on ESPN, CBS, CBC, USA Today, Bleacher Report, VICE and many other well noted media outlets.

Though originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Steve is now based in Corona, California where he continues to learn and share his knowledge and passion for Tattoo Art.

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