Big Mike has been drawing tattoos on his body since he could hold a marker. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he worked many years as an illustrator and designer. At 40 he got his first full sleeve tattooed.... one thing led to another, and he began an apprenticeship to be a tattoo artist and began tattooing people in 2013.
He works in a variety of styles, although he most enjoys doing Japanese and American traditional tattoos as those styles closely mirror the work he did as an illustrator. He joined Dark Harbor Tattoo Society in June of 2018. He spends his free time hanging out with his family, drawing, and enjoying the outdoors.