Photo by Florence Amblard

Here I am in a portrait sitting with Henry. I served an apprenticeship of just under six years with Henry Goldfield. He used to be in the navy, that’s his hat from those days. He was in ways like a father to me. His hands were a bit twisted from tattooing. He taught me a lot about painting and the public. He was tough! I hope I can be as good a master tattooer for my apprentice minus some of the bad side.