“Making Thought Seen” has always been Chris’ tagline and for good reason. His roots are based in being the kid with his head down and a pencil/pen in hand all throughout elementary school, and through his H.S. years as well. It all led to him starting his freelance business Inkproof (doing all custom art from murals, painting commissions, live painting shows, and all when he gets some breathing room from his full time tattooing career he’s been in deep since 2008.) He’s been regarded as one of the more sought out tattooers in the industry because of his specific flavor, and next level attention to detail in his work. He’s got a story that led to where he is now and where he’s heading with his art and to say he hasn’t had it easy is a huge understatement.. what has remained is always knowing hard work and remaining a student in this thing called the art world, has stayed at the forefront for him.
Chris’ work has caught the eye of many over the years, and besides his yearly repeat clients as well as new ones all the time.. he’s tattooed some amazing artists as well as musicians he’s loved listening to since he was old enough to know music fed his art and vice versa.
Chris also remains grateful for the full circle process of working with/doing art for many of the names he’s loved turning up in his headphones for years and having a wide variety of clients. (Hilton Hotel to DJ Grandmaster Flash to name a few)
He’s rocked stages live painting, as well as tattooed amazing talent such as:
DJ Grandmaster Flash, Common, Steve Aoki, DJ Premier, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, DJ LORD (Public Enemy), The Unknown Prophets, (Live painted on tour w/ DJ Abilities) Cut Chemist, Dj So Supreme, Mixmaster Mike, Talib Kweli and many more…
Being from the Washington DC area he grew up with influences left and right in art, music and culture, and always stays true to those roots with having his own flavor in every piece he works on no matter what it is. Traveling to tattoo clients, doing speaking engagements, working on murals or whatever it may be has been something Chris has done a lot more of over the recent years as well. No stranger to promoting himself, Chris keeps his work fresh and visible for the world to follow with his creative fuel constantly lit, and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.