My Intro To Art: Craig Nichols

Steve: How early did your life begin?

Craig: I have always liked to draw and I have been playing music since I was a kid. They kind of go hand-in-hand.

Steve:  What made you want to be a tattoo artist?

Craig: A friend from another band knew that I did the art(records, stickers, flyers, t-shirts) for my band and he liked it. He owned a well-known tattoo shop in town and asked me to be his apprentice. I took him up on it and I’ve been doing it for over 10 years. Didn’t see it coming, but I’m glad it did! Haha! 

Steve: What style or styles of tattooing are you known for?

Craig: I started tattooing in Ohio and have been tattooing in Austin for 5 years.I like traditional style tattooing mostly. I don’t really stick to a formula. I just draw what I think looks cool and hope others will as well.

Steve: How do you hope to inspire others?

Craig: The best art is made when there is love behind it. Whether it’s tattooing, Rock ‘n Roll, whatever. If you love what you do, it shows and it pays off in the end!