David Stein grew up in the Midwest where he was greatly loved by all of the local farmers, factory workers, mechanics, and bartenders. Then, in 2004 he moved to Portland where he dedicated his focus to oil painting. His work has been exhibited locally in Portland as well as Seattle, New York, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Berlin, Germany and Bristol, UK. He began tattooing at Sea Tramp in 2013 under the magical presence of Don Deaton. He loves tattooing bizarre situations in a nice traditional fashion.