“Nice ink, where’d you get that it done??” It’s a sentence that hopefully all of us who have ink hear at least a few times in our body art careers. Since my first encounter with Rev. Fish, that question has become all too familiar for me. Working out of Whole Addiction (located in Coral Springs) the man has been using his god given gifts to paint up the town since February 2003. At the time the shop’s owner, John Miller, won a legal tug of war with the city in order to open the first legitimate tattoo studio in the area. Reverend Fish hit the ground running, executing Coral Spring’s first tattoo with quickness and still going strong today.
When you think of a hardworking family man with a military background, this tattoo artist isn’t what comes to mind. But don’t let the ink fool you, underneath his tatted exterior lies an intelligent artisan whose dedication to his craft is peerless. While working full time in the Navy Fish became an apprentice in 1993 and continued his artistic education every way possible. Stored between this man’s temples is the cumulative knowledge of 17+ years of attending seminars, workshops, and going over texts. His work station is a testament to his personal history, sitting next to his chair is a small personal library containing the most referenced works of his. “I love doing many different styles of tattooing including fine line Black & grey realism such as portraits, bold new school color work, and traditional Japanese-style tattooing. Although these are some favorites, I can do whatever you like, whether it is super-detailed biomechanical to super-simple traditional American tattoos.” Fish is the shit, if your considering getting a tattoo, it should be done by him. Nuff said.