Robert was helping a friend run his bar when he met the man who would catapult him into tattooing full-time. That person is Jedidiah Reid, and he’s been his mentor at Element Tattoo in San Antonio, Texas, ever since we first met back in 2005. Robert had always been fascinated with the idea of getting his own business, but he didn’t have a clear path forward. That all changed when he partnered up with Dan Barnett and became even more interested in tattooing as well! However, at this time, San Antonio wasn’t exactly booming in the tattoo industry. So they ended up building Fortune Brothers Tattoo Co., which quickly became one, if not the Topshop around town due mostly because their level of style of work matched their customers’ tastes perfectly.
Experience: more than 15 years