Steve Phipps began his apprenticeship under Troy Schlegel in 1998. He enjoys tattooing almost anything and feels that tattoos should be as unique as the people getting them. Phipps loves the tattoo industry and spends time traveling for guest appearances and conventions working side by side with other amazing artists. Aside from being a tattoo artist, he has an extensive background in art specializing in airbrushing, pinstripping and other media. He has taken several first place wins a the Easyriders Magazine bike show tour with his paint jobs on custom motorcycles. Among these skills Phipps is also a carpenter from basic building to fine furnitiure, welder and mechanic. He was once asked "is there anything you can't do?"... he replied "not hardly".