The tattooing career that resulted in becoming a Master Tattoo Artist himself started with Kinzie being a carpenter by trade. He offered to build a tattoo studio for his own tattoo artist who wanted to relocate the studio he frequented. This construction project was a studio built with two work stations and someone was needed to be hired. When Kinzie asked his artist if he would consider hiring him, he became the first apprentice of Master Tattoo Artist, Greg Skibo.
A five year apprenticeship with Greg Skibo provided the necessary skills to move onward and work for Doc Webb on Old Broadway in San Diego. Soon thereafter, Ron Howell (who had been taught to tattoo by a current close personal friend, Don Noland,) hired him and he worked for Ron for several years before opening his own studio in the same area.
Over the span of three decades and working under the auspices of some of the best well known artists, Kinzie was then entrusted to take Ed Deutch as his first apprentice.
Learning the art of tattooing and developing the skills to be good at what you do comes with time and being taught by those before you that have been taught by those before them. It is a trade that demands experience that can be best acquired by those learning from a qualified mentor.
Although Kinzie was set back for an extended period of time, he continued beyond crippling hand injuries from a very serious motorcycle accident, taking up where he left off.
A long line of exceptionally talented artists support a concrete and extensive tattooing background that Kinzie has not only acquired through many years of his own experience, but uses daily as a basis for the high quality artwork he tattoos and the exceptional skills that many artists aspire to.
Contact Kinzie at email@example.com
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