From a young age, Ian Maggard was certain he wanted to be a tattoo artist. As a boy he would draw on his friends' skin using markers. This would often get him into some trouble, but nevertheless he continued to do it. As a teenager in high school, he was already actively pursuing an apprenticeship. Once Ian had his mind set on a studio with artists he truly admired, there was no stopping him. He spent the better part of two years sitting in the lobby of this studio drawing and asking the artists questions. After all of his persistence, he finally received his apprenticeship. When Ian first started his tattoo career, he was interested in black and grey realism. As time went on and he learned how to draw in many other tattoo styles, he became very interested in the colorful possibilities of neo-traditional. Since then his art style has flourished. Of course you're never really finished learning even after your apprenticeship is over. Ian continuously seeks out learning new techniques and styles, to help further his own artistic style. His goal is, and always will be, to push the limit and grow his abilities throughout his entire career. It's all about the art.