Tattoo Artist ~ Cliff C.
Hours: Sun 12-6 | Mon 12-9 | Thu 9-5 | Fri 9-5 | Sat 11-7
My dear mother knew I was going to be an artist at the age of 4. I have drawn since I was 2-3 years old. I think that is my greatest talent, my drive to draw paint and tattoo. I excelled in school with my art. In high school I had the fortune of being taught by the late Ross Shellenberger who was my mentor and my biggest influence to date. Ross introduced me to watercolor painting, I had done hundreds of paintings in high school and continue to paint to this day. At 17 years of age I was drawing caricatures at six flags great America. Subcontracting under Fasen Arts. I attended American Academy of art in Chicago Il. In the fall of 1989. I moved from caricatures to airbrushing t-shirts, leather coats, motor cycles cars etc with in the next few years. This took me to Las Vegas, L. A. And then Milwaukee. I then was offered a tattoo apprenticeship with the now deceased Roy Boy in Gary Indiana in January of 1993. I spent another few years juggling tattooing and airbrushing before I decided to make tattooing my career. I have been in the Fox River Valley tattooing ever since.
I've rekindled my love for watercolor painting and have a series of limited edition prints for sale. I am currently working on a website and talking to galleries. I plan on tattooing for another 20 years! A little more about me. I am in recovery and have been sober since 2008 I have a beautiful Akita named Sachi. I am a die hard fisherman both fresh water and salt water. I love to travel and I cherish every day! My motto is constant improvement in all areas of my life!