It all started back in 1994 in the city of Azusa. I tattooed out of a garage known as The Butt Cave. Then in 1998 I got my first job at a shop called The ink Garden in Arcadia. I was there for a year or so before I ended up working at Rose and Dagger in East LA. I was there for awhile and was over that night shift crowd. I ended up getting a job offer at a new shop on the east side of Pasadena called Blue Bird Tattoo. I worked there for a few years before I got a job offer at Old Town Tattoo. I worked there for a few years with the same crew I work with now. We all worked well together and were ready to get our own tattoo shop. Then in 2002 we decided to open Shogun Tattoo on the east side of Pasadena.