I was born and raised in Florence, Italy. My first encounter with tattooing came while I was in the Italian Army. I built my first tattoo gun out of an old Walkman, a toothbrush, and a pen. From 1998 to 2002, I worked for Maurizio Fiorini, the Italian Tattoo Master or Il Maestro as he is known; Maurizio is the oldest living Italian Tattoo Artist. In 2002 I graduated from the Academy of Art in Florence. After participating in a few Tattoo Conventions, Art shows, and working in a couple of Tattoo shops around Italy, I felt the need to travel to America to learn more about the art of Tattooing. I worked in New York City for a year, in 2003 I moved to Los Angeles California, where I was given the opportunity to work for the legendary Bob Roberts at Spotlight Tattoo, alongside other great artists.