Hey this is Fonzy writing to you from Los Angeles, California. I’m going to tell you guys a little about my collaboration in the world of art.
My story starts in Tijuana, Mexico. I was very privileged to not have had the need to go to art school, thanks to having my own personal art teacher at home… my mother; which is whom I owe my ease in drawing and painting.
When I was a teenager I started to take my dream more seriously, to try to make it as an artist and earn a living drawing and painting. Soon after that I made it a point to learn the art of airbrushing, which by the way is not easy, I think it’s the hardest thing I’ve learned so far.
When I finally came to live in Los Angeles, California for a long time I was airbrushing on cars, motorcycles, bikes and everything else I could paint to get ahead. With the years from one moment to another and by a matter of fate I ended up with a tattoo machine in my hands, at that moment I had no idea how that machine was going to change my life.
I have always been interested in learning to tattoo since I lived in Mexico, but I never had the opportunity to meet anyone who did tattoo.
While living in Los Angeles I noticed that there were many more open doors and more opportunities to learn what I always wanted to learn.
Once I began to tattoo on a daily basis I realized that tattooing was something so much bigger than I originally thought. I wanted to learn more and more about this type of art and it’s culture around the world.
I give thanks to God for putting tattoos in my life, I’ve been very fortunate to have visited countries in different continents such as Asia, Europe, America, Mexico and Africa, all these have been destinations where I have picked up different techniques to continuously better my artwork. I have always been interested in learning more techniques and forms of art because I think that if you conform to just do one thing you limit yourself and that way you will never grow as an artist.
Over time I have learned several things like airbrushing, pinstriping, metal engraving, digital design, tattooing, and painting. To this day I always try to perfect my pencil artwork, because the fundamental to any type of graphic art, whether on the body or elsewhere, is drawing.
I hope to one day have a place in the history of tattooing and art.
I believe I’ve been given the chance to have a purpose in this world and I don’t plan on wasting it. I thank God for putting me on this path and in this moment in time when tattooing has grown so much and continues to grow tremendously all over the world.
To sum it all up the tattoo world has completely changed my life… and yeah the rest is history.