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Simon Chisum

Simon is a classically trained artist who specialized in oil painting and sculpture at CSU Channel Islands. After graduating, Simon ventured into the art of tattooing. His preferred style of tattooing would be illustrative black and grey. The designs are influenced by traditional tattoo imagery that are often inspired by the lines, angels and light found in contemporary art pieces. Born and raised in Salinas, Simon is a California native with dual citizenship in Denmark. With traveling he has gained creative inspiration from international art and design.

He has brought the same passion and creativity from his studio art experience into his tattoo process. The process is fueled by intent and care which is a form of ritual for Simon. As an introvert with a soft spoken demeanor, tattooing has allowed Simon to build strong connections with like minded individuals from all walks of life. Simon believes tattooing is the ultimate form of art, taking people’s meaningful designs and stories and translating them into unique pieces that they will carry with them forever.