Dave c. Wallin
Raised by artists, Dave studied painting under mentor José Cruz. He attended the University of North Texas for drawing and painting then dropped out to apprentice under Robert ” Hack” Hackney in Dallas, TX. He took his first walk-ins in the Spring of 1991. Dave has tattooed in Texas, California, and Hawaii. Brooklyn has been home since 1999.
Dave created 8 of Swords Tattoo in 2008 and the current studio was opened in August 2011. He prefers working in a wide variety of styles and enjoys visualizing ideas for clients. Custom, antique botanical illustrations, organic, Art Nouveau, Asian-inspired, fantasy, and large designs that work with the body are his favorite. Dave does not tattoo hands, faces, or white-ink-only tattoos.