Rich Pineda

Rich Pineda

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I got my start in tattooing through my friend Jeff Cooper in March of 2010. So I have been tattooing a relatively short time.
I absolutely am in love with this art form over any I have done in the past. I got my first taste when I was very young and got my first tattoo when I was 15 and have loved it since then. I had a few friends that tattooed when I was growing up and one of them was my good friend Todd Townsend who was like a big brother to me. I always admired what a great artist he was as I was an artist myself and appreciated good work in any medium. I never thought that years later I would be an tattoo artist as well.

I did the music thing most my life as well and was in many bands last being Heart of Eros with my good friend Matt Ainsworth and still continue to make music today as well as Engineering and Recording at my home studio “The Underground Studio”

I have been an artist as long as I can remember and have worked as an artist for many years working on custom automotive paint field as well as bikes, helmets, custom wood and metal works, also paper and canvas, I also love photography. Making custom one off pieces is my favorite thing to do, although tattooing has been the most liberating for me as I feel that I can take my art further through tattoo than in other mediums.

Nothing has brought me more joy than being a tattoo artist, I get to work around the most amazing people in an industry that has given me a new life.