Posted on by Nichole East

Johnny Quintana's pursuit of artistic expression has been a lifelong journey.  As a teenager he attended the Visual Arts and Design Academy at Pasadena High School.  There he developed skills in figure drawing, illustration, computer graphics, fine arts and sculpture.  During his teenage years Johnny Stumbled upon tattooing and began to experiment on any one who was willing to participate.  Upon his graduation from high school in 1997 Johnny Further pursued tattooing until he made a decision that would help shape his career.  He applied to Art Center College Of Design in Pasadena and was accepted.  He set aside tattooing while attending school in order to devote more time to his studies.  However, he couldn't stay away forever and soon found his way back to tattooing shortly after graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  Johnny currently owns and tattoos at Ink Shop Tattoo Parlor in Arcadia, CA.  Johnny has contributed much to the tattoo industry including two sketch books "Till Death" and "Do Us Part" with exercises to help further develop artists.  Johnny's passion for tattooing continues to grow along with his knowledge of art.