Michael Barnhill – Charlotte, NC Tattoo Artist
I was born here in Charlotte, and spent most of my life in Concord. I have drawn and painted as far back as I can remember. I have my older brother to thank for getting my artistic side going. Trying to catch up to him at a young age pushed me to be very self critical of my art, and gave me the mindset of always trying to improve from one sketch to the next. I worked for a grocery store for nine years before I realized I was wasting my desire to make art. After getting my first tattoo I couldn’t resist the idea of giving it a shot. I never thought I’d be able to make art for a living and enjoy it as much as I do. I can’t say I specialize in any one thing at this point, I just try to execute each piece to the best of my ability. I look forward to many more years of this dream job, and appreciate the folks that trust me to tattoo them.