MIKE HATFIELD

Photo by Jaymi Britten

"Born long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Pontiac, Michigan). Served in the U.S. Air Force, got stationed in Hawaii in 1980. Following the military, spent 10 years airbrushing T-shirts in Waikiki. Graduated in painting surfboards and automotive, and still live painting for fun. When not work, main interests are surfing, and more surfing. Wasn't born in Hawaii, but was born FOR Hawaii.

I like to be able to do any tattoo that walks through the door, but consider my specialties to be portraiture/realism, Japanese style, and also Polynesian. I consider myself lucky to be tattooing, and to be able to do art for a living. Spreading aloha daily!"