Detail Dave 

Greetings everyone! I am a Montana native who grew up in Helena, MT and from there joined the Marine Corp and served for three years consisting mostly of deployments around the world. While serving I started my collection of tattoos which got me hooked. I then started to draw designs for my comrades and myself.

After my service I moved back to MT and was determined to chase my dream of tattooing. In 1992 Mt had introduced a bill to pursue the licensing and regulation of tattoo artists. I was asked to be a part of the artists to put the regulations together for the MT Legislature to review. After a couple of years of hard work we finally set them in place in 1994. So that was one of my big contributions to our industry in which I’m very proud of! Over the last 30 years I’ve had several studios in Helena, Great Falls, Spokane WA. Missoula is where I decided to drop anchor and settle in for the last 20 years.

I have always been known for my realism and fine detail. So I have continued to do that with tattooing. I have a very large arsenal of tattoo types. My favorite styles are portraits, wildlife and bright colors. But I will pretty much take on any style.

Tattoos are definitely my passion but I also work with graphite, pen & ink, charcoal and pastel drawing. My new big interest these days is working with oils, acrylics and urethanes on any kind of surfaces. I’ve been airbrushing since 1987 and that rolled into my new passions means that I’ve been having a lot of fun!!!

Thank you to all that have supported me and my dreams over the years and I look forward to seeing you all and any new comers in the future to give you what your imagination and desires have been longing for!!!

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