I’m Crankee, and I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. City of Angels to be exact – from the Harbor Area to the San Fernando Valley. As far back as I can remember I have always had a passion and love for art. I found myself interested in tattoos at the young age of 13 when I got my first one – my mom’s name with a rose. Soon after I did my first tattoo using a friend’s homemade machine. Thirteen years later I picked up a professional machine and started tattooing again. Being self taught and always being turned down for advice in tattooing was hard. In June 2016 Mike Devries gave me an opportunity to work at MD Studios along side him and some of the most talented artist in the world that I’ve looked up to. If not tattooing, you can find me spending time with my wife and kids.