Michael grew up on Long Island where he began his love for art and won many awards in school. After high school he worked construction as a union iron worker for 10 years. When construction slowed down in NYC, Michael decided to pursue tattooing; something he always wanted to do. In 2010 Michael started his apprenticeship under Kelly Gelling at Artful Ink in Bohemia New York. He fell in love with the craft and never looked back. In 2014, the cold drove him out of New York. He packed up and he moved to West Palm Beach where he started working at Solid Image. Michael enjoys tattooing in many styles including; traditional, neo-traditional, cartoons, Japanese, color, and black & grey. He also does amazing cover-up work.