NICK CHAI CHANG
I first connected with the arts in the 1st grade, while observing my father drafting architectural sketches. Within a short time, pencils always in hand, I drew on anything he could find: paper, cardboard boxes, my bedroom walls; everything was filled with interpretations of cartoons, graffiti, and things that inspired me. I was determined to perfect my craft; my dream was to be an artist.
I graduated from Parsons the New School for Design in New York city. I continues to grow my craft and my creative skills undeterred by obstacles. I live life as a perpetual student, perpetually gaining knowledge from the experience of talented tutors and mentors. I have participated in multiple exhibition and tattooing conferences. My work has been included in the prestigious Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition in May 2007.
I gravitated toward tattoo art because I love the feeling of designing a piece of art that is organic and harmonious with a human body. Every design is unique to the person and I work closely with people to make sure what we create is right.
Whether it’s tattooing, sketching, painting, or printmaking, I am always making and creating; to me it’s as important as breathing.