“To enjoy what you do to make a living, is the goal in our reality. To be happy even if you don’t enjoy what you do to make a living is the life goal.." -Zach Griggs
I started tattooing in 2008, at the age of 18, in Ocala, FL. I was apprenticed by Dean and Beth Strickland at Extreme Ink Tattoo under what many would now call an “old fashioned” apprenticeship. I moved to Gainesville, FL in 2012 where I tattooed for almost two years, then traveled and returned to Gainesville in late 2016.
To me, human interaction is one of the coolest parts of being on planet Earth; everyone has their own story and tattooing allows me to meet all types of people, from so many different backgrounds. Being able to create an image for part of someone's story, for one moment in time they'd like to remember, is an honor and responsibility that I do not take lightly. I appreciate every tattoo I do, regardless of size or range of detail, and I put the maximum amount of effort into every piece. I've been a tattooer for over 9 years now and I know- most importantly- to show my clients the upmost respect and gratitude. Being chosen to do a tattoo for someone, to mark your body permanently, takes a tremendous amount of trust, and is the best compliment I could receive. I'm proud to be a tattooer and to be part of Wunderland. They're the best crew I've tattooed with since joining the industry. I love my work. I love my family-I have an awesome little boy with my great wife, Emily. I love to travel and I enjoy astronomy and philosophy. If you decide to come meet me, I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your story