Greg Christian (@gregchristian4130) was one of my heaviest influences in my early pursuit to become a Tattooer. I first met Greg through @currysurr (who I must thank for putting me on the right path of tattoo collecting and for supporting my wild dream of becoming a Tattooer. If it weren’t for Kerry I would not have been able to make it as an apprentice. Or for that matter to even become an apprentice. I thank you bud!!) Kerry told me about Greg long ago. Said if I wanted good tattoos by a rad dude, Greg was the guy. Kerry was right. From the very first time I met and was tattooed by Greg I knew he was a real motherfucker. Up until then I had a few small tattoos from shops in Erie County where I grew up but nothing about the tattoos, tattooers, or the shops stuck out to me. When I walked into the shop Greg was working at it was like I entered another world. Flash and paintings floor to ceiling. Killer tunes blasting. Then there were the tattooers. Covered in what I thought were the coolest looking tattoos. They were larger than life. Especially Greg, and not because he’s actually a tall ass dude but because he had personality. He was stoked to be tattooing. He loved it and I could tell immediately. That shop, all his friends, and their tattoos were unbelievable. I can say I was immediately hooked. I wanted to be tattooed. Greg’s tattoos back then were tuff. I’m talking badass. It was awesome stuff. All his favorite images reimagined into the toughest looking tattoos possible. His stuff could make anyone look hard. Razors, breaking glass, skulls and blood. All red and black with only a few other colors to compliment. He did so many cool things in the backgrounds and tricked everything so far out. I was always stoked to get tattooed by him. Still stoked to see him every now and again over 15 years later. Greg killed it then and is still killing it now. Travels more than anyone I know. Knows every rad Tattooer out. Has his own beautiful shop now called @tattoofaction. Works along side some killer tattooers there. With everything he’s done and continues to do, he’s still a down ass dude. Greg still influences me to this day and I must thank him!