He started his Tattoo career in 1991 after a very fateful meeting outside his house. There in the street was a biker kicking the hell out of his ride cause the thing broke down so Dave went out to be of assistance. The two became friends and fishing buddies.
Unbeknown to Dave the man he helped and became friends with was Dave "Zapp" Zappia (artist of the year at the 1982 world convention). Zapp tattooed Dave's ribs and the rest, as they say, his tattoo history! Dave then took on a four year apprenticeship under the teachings of Ed Nowiak Sr. where he learned "the business" inside and out. From tedious needle making to the technical applications of tattoo design, the all-important sterilization and cross contamination prevention and off course, customer service!
Dave is the proud owner of Sacred Art Tattoo Company in Latham NY where he tattoos and does the piercing.
Dave has awards and trophies for "Most Realistic", "Best female Sleeve", "Best Black and Grey", "Best Female Tattoo" among others. Dave is passionate about the art of tattooing and really gets to know his clients. He excels at black & Grey Portraits which he still uses his Antique Jonesy Machine to do and "traditional" tattoos pulling inspiration from the greats, Sailor Jerry, Cap Coleman, etc...
Please check Dave out by clicking any of the pictures featured, or stop by his shop! He is a great man and a great artist.
Sacred Art Tattoo Company
1090 New Loudon Rd, Latham NY, 12047
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