I am a co-owner/ tattoo artist at Studio 21 Tattoo in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. The business is owned by the Spencer family, which includes my wife, Becki, son, Austin and daughter, Courtney. I began tattooing in 1999 after finishing a very long career in Civil Engineering/Land Surveying.
I was always an artist at heart, but got side tracked making a living to support the family for many years. Our family moved to Las Vegas in 1989 from Houston. Growing up in Houston was where I got my art influence. The city has great museums where my family spent most Sunday afternoons perusing the many wonderful art installations Houston had to offer. I won my first art contest in kindergarten and was hooked on that feeling of accomplishment that one gets from being praised for his skills. Becki and I actually had art classes in high school together. We had very good art teachers who noticed our interest in art was more than just passive. I have always surrounded himself with people interested in art and music. Sports just never did cut it for Charlie!
Traditional style tattooing would best describe my tattoo art. Outside of tattooing, I have a keen interest in pointillism genre. When not working in the family business, I enjoy fly fishing, camping, and tying flies.
“There is something spiritual about the art of fly tying.”