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I was born in Newark, Ohio on 12/28/72 and completed high school in 1991. I saturated myself in art classes in high school with dreams of attending art college. I was introduced to the world of tattooing through a family member, and abandoned the college dream to focus intensely on the art of tattooing. I was self-educated from the start, then was given the chance to work in a tattoo studio straight out of high school. I worked in Columbus for about a year before I decided to travel the country tattooing and settled down in California for a while. Having met Sailor Moses(RIP) I was given the invitation to move to Biloxi to learn more from Moses, which is where my tattooing really took off. In 1994 I moved back to Columbus and opened up Stained Skin, which went on to become a staple in the tattoo industry. In 1999 I opened Second Skin, which remains a top notch studio today. Stained Skin has had intensely talented tattoo artists work there over the years, giving me the opportunity to constantly grow and expand, meet new artists, and learn new techniques. I also enjoy oil and acrylic painting, wood and metal sculpture, and watercolor. I began receiving dozens of awards for my work and started to get my tattooing published in every major national and international tattoo magazine in 1994 and continue today. I have tattooed musicians like Ricky Rockett of Poison, Dicky Barret of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Coby Dick of Papa Roach, Trevor Keith of Face to Face, and numerous others. Having passed the torch of both Stained Skin Studios, I currently work out of my private studio as well as tattooing on the road, and various conventions around the world. Along with tattooing fulltime, I now organize and promote the Hell City Tattoo Festival in Columbus, Ohio, which has grown to become one of the industry's favorite tattoo conventions. When I'm not tattooing or organizing Hell City I find time to paint, skateboard, snowboard, and hang out with family and friends.

Durb -- Hell City Tattoo Fest
PO Box 239
Reynoldsburg OH 43068 

Profile Link: http://www.TattooArtists.org/Durb

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