Arty’s Bio
*How many years have you been tattooing? 13 years
*Where are from originally? Hibbing, Minisota, Bob Dylan’s home town man.
*What’s your favorite style of tattooing? I strive to be like Bruce Lee, a master of all styles.
*Any schooling? My whole high school career was filled with Art classes.Art classes were majority of my high school schedule. I also attended the Minnneaplois College of Art and Design.
*When you’re not tattooing you’re…Skateboarding and Adventuring
*What’s your favorite tattoo? It’s Impossiable for me to pick a favorite! That’s like picking a favorite child.

*What’s your inspiration? Tattooing chose me. The artist who gave me my 1st tattoo asked me to be an apprentice. Life is beautiful and I’m just an artist….

9 Responses Leave a comment

  1. #1Kelly @ 2012-8-5 21:18

    You had this cat named skittles I think. You gave me a tattoo at your friends house that was also a shop when I was 16 years old and I snuck to see you. We met when I tried to rob your drunk passed out friend of his cigarettes and you couldn’t resist my charm. Someone brought you up the other day, thought I’d google you on a wim, and there you are. Seems you did well for yourself. Congratulations. Hope all is well.

  2. #2kerianne @ 2012-8-8 15:33

    Hi i actually was looking for a new artist and i posted it on Fb and i got 2 people outta 4 votd for you.. so id like to go in the shop and meet you maybe talk about what i wanna do….then go from there…. thanks and talk to you soon…hopefully

  3. #3Jodi VanDeWalle @ 2012-10-15 14:30

    Arty has so much talent! Can’t go wrong with this handsome man.


    Alyx’s mom

  4. #4Ricky @ 2013-2-4 21:10

    Hey dude, I hope all is well. I’d like to have my stuff filled in like we spoke about. I’m going to MN in 2 days so ill be gone two weeks but when I get back I was hoping you might be able to fill it in and get one more piece on my inner forearm…. If you have any ideas shoot Em paste me dude. Hope all is well. Call me when you have some ideas 612-532-6996.

  5. #5Bec @ 2013-5-13 05:59

    Arty hit me up! You gave me my favorite tattoo; now I need a tricky coverup and I’d love to give you free reign as an artist. I’ll be in town in September some time and I’d love to book an appointment. Hope you’re doing well!

  6. #6Cara @ 2013-8-31 20:27

    Hey Arty! Thank you so much. Absolutely love my dreamcatcher you did for me yesterday! I received so many wonderful compliments on it today even in it’s semi-swollen state! I really glowing comment I received several times was that it looked like it was painted on! I gave your name and the shops name to several people. My oldest daughter plans on seeing you for her next piece. Thanks again! You are awesome.

  7. #7Caden Lynch @ 2014-4-29 11:31

    Hey Arty! The Angel/Devil girl you did for me is awesome! She looks like an absolute B**** and I love it!!! I know it’ll be a while before I get back to San Diego but when I do I will absolutely be coming back to see you to get another tattoo!!! Thank you again!!

  8. #8linda barber @ 2015-9-4 13:32

    Hi Arty,
    I’ll be in PB September 10-15. I like collecting tattoos when i travel. Anything open during those dates. I have a small space under my upper arm I’d like a pelican. I can send you a picture of space on my arm so you can get an idea of size. Also would like an idea of how much you’d charge. Thanks linda

  9. #9Rob Smith @ 2016-7-15 00:17


    You were recommended by Christy who works at Tilted Kilts as a fantastic person that could do a tattoo for me. I currently have had all my tattoos done in Cincinnati but would like to see if you could do a portrait of my son and wife for me while I am in San Diego. Let me know if that is possible. I can send you a picture of the that I would like to do just an out line of them as a portrait. my email is

    thank you. My phone is 513-520-6243 if you have questions. I would like to do this this weekend if possible.

    if next week during the week that is fine also.


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