They say you can judge a person by the company they keep, if this is true Erik is one grand person. I haven't met anyone who is friends with him that I didn't like. He is surrounded by great people and I don't think that is an accident.
I met him and Nick Colella at the same time in Salt Lake City where we have pretty much been friends since. This man is a great person and an even better tattooer. He loves tattooing like no one else! His level of respect for the art is unparalleled.His style and approach is very professional and proper. if you have the chance to get tattooed by this man don't pass it up.
This interview was done while we were sharing rooms at the Long Beach convention, Ink and Iron. The nervousness of Erik in this is amazing, you can definitely tell he is not comfortable in front of a video camera. While sharing a room with him, we would just stay up all night talking like school girls. I wish there were more times like this in my life, we all could use it i think.
Thank you to Erik for sitting through this and thank you for watching this.