If you’ve been to Rising Tide lately, you’ve probably met our front man, Ryan. He’s been getting tattooed since 2006. His first tattoo was by this biker guy named Burt who had spent a good amount of time in prison tattooing but worked at this shop called Screamin' Demons.

The first Tattoo shop he started working in was called Self Inflicted Studios in St. Louis, MO back in 2008. He’s been managing tattoo shops around 10 years or so.

On Instagram @ryanhate

Inspired by Tattoo history and Japanese culture.

Wonders why you're not in here getting tattooed.

Good to know He’s patient, he has lots of tattoo knowledge (sizing/what's doable/placement/pricing/what's cool/what we offer) and he loves explaining the process. He is genuinely looking out for the client’s best interest. Is more than happy to help first-timers who are nervous and have a lot of questions.