Leif started piercing in Tucson, Arizona back in 1993 under Jay McPhillips at Enchanted Dragon Tattoo. During that time, Jim Gallagher, Keely and Glen Tackett, Johnny Ray, as well as Kauri McPhillips were huge influences on Leif's upbringing in Tucson's body mod community...
After tinkering around a few years poking holes in folks, Leif wanted to explore the planet and decided to join the Marine Corps. After four years in the infantry seeing various parts of the world and learning a variety of secret government ninja moves, Leif decided to follow his true calling back to the world of body modification. Making a few arrangements with his old friend Jim Gallagher, owner of Midnight Dragon Tattoo in Saltcoats, Scotland, Leif popped overseas to start his tattoo apprenticeship under a truly professional tattooist.
After a vigorous instruction period under Jim's wing (with the help of George Stevens of Ayrshire Tattoo!), Leif headed back to the states to get started on a career in the subdermal arts... in 2002, after much searching and perserverance, Leif finally secured a position as a piercer/apprentice tattooist under Dave Peterson of Dave's Unique Ink in Vancouver, USA.
Leif has had several peices published in a variety of tattoo magazines as well as being featured in the December 2005 issue of Tattoo Savage. He's also won several awards at local tattoo conventions, ranging from Best Back @ The 1st Annual Portland Tattoo Expo to Best Color Sleeve @ the always fun and annual Ink Traveler's show @ the Red Lion here in Vancouver.
Now, after many years of tattooing a wide variety of lunatics, hooligans, sweethearts, and scumbags we're ready for more! Stop by and set up a consultation to start your next big project or even your first little tattoo, or allow us to help you figure out how to cover that old home-made blotch-work!