Born and raised here in the Conejo Valley. He started tattooing professionally in 2002. After stints working in Los Angeles and abroad he came back to his home town and opened Dire Wolf Tattoo. His style ranges from bright to bold to finer black and gray. He makes and sells oil paintings and prints of his paintings, taking commissions for paintings as well. Please email him or come by the shop for details.
Tattoo Artist & Owner
Tyler was born and raised in Ventura County. He spent the last 3 years tattooing in the San Fernando valley, but then recently moved back to where he grew up in Thousand Oaks to tattoo.
He enjoys doing black and grey realism, lettering, and bold tattoos.
I grew up in the hard knocked streets of one of the safest cities of the country, Simi Valley CA. The only way I stood out growing up was being a head taller than all of my classmates. In the 8th grade I took an art class and realized there finally was a subject in school that held my short attention span the whole 55 minutes it was in session.
In high school I doodled on my notes and planned out the tattoos I was going to get myself when I was 18, something my parents always thought was a cute joke. Then I turned 18 and came home with
some tattoos on my hips that my mom
had assumed I drew on myself before I broke the news.
I started my apprenticeship in 2005 and then worked at MD tattoo studio until leaving to come to Dire Wolf, where I have never felt so at home and surrounded by artists I respect and adore. My favorite color is blue.
I have a pug named Puggy Sue who is the light of my life and I have a bucket list I keep with me at all times, and even though I try to cross off things as much as I can, it just seems to keep getting longer.
I was born and raised in hot and sunny Southern California’s favorite suburb of Newbury Park. While making most of my memories roaming around the sycamore mountains, skating and being a beach rat at Leo Carrillo, there was a constant current of creating art. Artistic visions have infected my brain since before I can remember but I was never quite sure what avenue to pursue. I wrote, drew, designed, did graffiti and music, made movies, and painted while managing to finally drop out of my third attempt at college. I found my true passion and fell in love with oil painting in 2009 and fully committed myself to it. Around the same time I reconnected with an old friend and tattooer, Ms. Kate Crane, who was the catalyst that pushed me towards tattooing. I began my apprenticeship in 2013,and soaked in as much as I could before starting to tattoo in 2014. I couldn't be more grateful for where my life is and blessed with the incredible people I am surrounded by!