See some of Joe's work this past year
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Know your Artist:
Ravenna born and raised I went to local schools and graduated from the old high school in 2005. After high school I went to Kent State University pursuing of Fine Arts Degree. I took classes off and on and worked full-time for many years I also spent all of my free time skateboarding, I really enjoy the freedom of four tiny little wheels. I made the decision to stop going to college; it wasn't an easy one but I wanted to focus on making money to follow a passion of mine. I continue to work a crazy amount of odd end jobs; factories, food service, whatever I could to make a little bank. I slept very little, played even less. I started collecting the tools to pursue a tattooing career and Watched lots of tutorials and tried teaching myself how to tattoo. When I was ready I went and searched for an outlet to hone in on my dream. I was taken in under the wing of The War Horse Family and was taught some of the finer points of tattooing from my sensei, Tim Sandercock. I consider myself an incredibly positive person and try hard to infect others with it. I really enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life and putting magical art on their bodies.