Visual artist, guitarist & tattoo artist, owner of Altered State Tattoo. Pooch has attracted the interest of many tattoo publications for his unmatched, award-winning ink.
Raised on a diet of Ray Harryhausen films, H. P. Lovecraft novels, comics, Walt Disney World and other Florida tourist traps, Pooch paints images that seem to exist in a bizarre afterlife. His art is a visual cocktail of these influences—with a shot of lowbrow culture—shaken and stirred, then served up in a souvenir tiki skull on the Day of the Dead. A self-taught artist, he owes much of his painting skills to over ten years of daily tattooing and drawing. Currently Pooch is exploring traditional japanese and american tattoo motifs. Working in photoshop with the aid of a Cintiq monitor which allows him to draw right on the screen, it is a quick way to do color studies for tattoos and allows for fast changes in color schemes and ideas. Altered State is open 2-9 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.