He completed his tattoo apprenticeship in 1999 from Chico, CA where he was born and raised. He then moved to Sacramento were he worked in a couple different shops for numerous years. He then decided he would like to travel the Country and see what else is out there. After traveling all of the great United States he decided to settle down in the little town of Lodi, CA. Red has had numerous articles written about him, has been a regular feature in local media and has had his art published nationally and internationally. he opened Emerald Tattoo in august 2008 and him and his great staff have built it into the empire it is today!