JES STRICKER

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently

 

I was born in Columbus,OH and I am currently living in Madison,WI. I travel all over the US tattooing at conventions all year long.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures

 

I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a child and drew/painted a lot of aquatic life. But also cartoons and comic books were a huge part of what drew me to do art

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding

 

Eric Koston was my favorite, but of course guys like Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen,Steve Caballero were huge influences in my life as a skater. I have skateboarded my whole life and still cruise around on a board when weather permits here in the northwoods,hahahaha.

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

Currently my favorite is my friend Gustavo Rimada

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing

 

I am a single father of a 10 yr old girl and we have a ton of fun going on adventures and doing anything outside

 

 

Who are your biggest influences

 

I am influenced by other tattoo artists Russ Abott,Jime  Litwalk, Josh Woods ,Sean Herman, Gunnar, Justin Hartman, Bobby Johnson, Nathan Evans, Teresa Sharpe, Timmy B, Travis Brown, Josh Payne,Jonathan Penchoff, Dave Tevenal, Justin Harris, Scotty Munster, Taylor Cort, the list could go on on, most of these people I have been tattooed by or get to hang out with on a regular basis.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Mostly just tattooing, I rarely have time to paint/draw outside of designing tattoos.But I enjoy watercolor painting the most.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

Thank you to anyone who read this and to everyone who gets tattooed by me and supports my art. And thank you Artdeckco for including me in this project.