Hi my name is Michael Arneson, you can call me Mike. I am a 30 yr local to northen California. And have been tattooing for about 12yrs as of May 30th this year. Though I have been around the business my whole life, I have only been in the shop since I was 15 yrs old. For the next five years I struggled to become a tattoo artist, because as we all know its hard to work with your parents, well alone learn something so intense like tattooing. Year after year I sweated and cleaned the shop top to bottom, and watch apprentice after apprentice fail and the couple that succeeded including me. My passion for tattooing has evolved in to something fierce and i spend, day in and out drawing and studying the greats of our time.