I was born in 1973. I am a father of two, I started in 1996 as receptionist/piercer in Lincoln with tattooist Brendan Mudd (Inkfish), running old school tattoo shop for old school tattooist Mick Cope. A trial by fire and learnt basic (very basic!) tattoo skills in the evenings, (I slept on the floor and coloured my legs in).

About 18 months later I ended up back in Norwich and started working weekends at a friends shop in Lowestoft (Steve, Skingraphics). Another trial by fire, working 10 hour days, piercing and tattooing.

I Gradually built up clients until it became a full time position, where I worked until 2000/2001, when I decided that to get more regular work I would open a shop in Norwich. Rude Boy Tattoo Studios opened in March 2001 with Business partner best friend and all round awesome boy and top body piercer Darren Casey . We are now well on our way to world domination.