Mike Siderio

I got my first tattoo in 1980, just out of High School. Did my first tattoo in 1983.

I majored in art in high school because of my passion for art as a child, however I did not continue my art education in college, but did continue to learn and study art with specialty classes as I was able to. My love for being creative has led me to where I am today. There are far to many people to mention that have helped, and encourage me along the way. Had it not been for my loving wife Cindi's support in leaving a full time job with decent pay and medical benefits, it would have made for a longer, harder, rough road that I may have gotten discouraged from and not traveled down. My Happiness, and Sanity meant more to her than our security with a young family.

Just around the time I started tattooing, I met Philadelphia Eddie, he pointed me in the right direction which helped me to avoid some of the mistakes that could have been detrimental to being successful in this industry. Joe Boyle, Tony Olivas, Brian Everett, Bob Montagna, Suzanne Fauser, and several others have all introduced me to people, ideas, and opportunities that I would not have had other wise. I also have a loyal and trusting clientele base that allows me to be creative with their ideas.

There are to many inspirations to count, but early influences are Don Nolan, Jack Rudy, Filip Leu, Paul Booth, Guy Aitchison, and numerous others,and well as some of the new young talent.

During my career I have worked at many, many conventions, the Sturgis Harley Rally, Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Biketoberfest. I was a board member with the Alliance of Professional Tattooist (APT). I have had the opportunity to sit with a panel of judges, and judge the tattoo work of others, which is quite a humbling experience. The imagination and the tattooing ability of the new young talent amazes and inspires me.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kids, and grand kids. I like to travel, keep in shape, and spend a good bit of my time surfing, and yes New Jersey does get the occasional swell. for the last 20 years my Sundays in the summer were taken up by an over 30 baseball league that I played in (BASEBALL, not softball) this is not a beer league, it is pretty competitive.


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