My name is Frank Nardi II. I began tattooing in 2003, like many talented well-known artist before me, I too in many aspects am Self-taught. So in 2006 it was time for me to move forward, doing so I finished my apprenticeship at a small local shop and began a full time tattooing career. I’ve been greatly influenced by tattooist and fine artists such as Jeff Gogue, Shige, Nick Baxter, Nikko Hurtado, Robert Hernandez, Fillip Leu and Paul Booth just to mention a few. After dedicating three years to the local shop it was time for me to move on, expand and develop my creative visions. In January of 2009 I opened Synergy Tattoo Studio, where I currently strive to achieve creative and dynamic works of art on a daily bases in a comfortable, artistically creative and professional atmosphere. No matter what medium I work in, the process of growth is a never-ending all inspiring gurney that I continually look forward to with a open mind and eye. I enjoy oil painting when I get the time and have been doing so more frequently over the last four years. Having a background in fine art has definitely benefitted me in my tattoo career. I majored in fine art throughout my high school years; I also attended the Barn Studio of Art and studied under a local master in oil painting named, Pat Witt. On many levels the art of tattooing is an ever-evolving process, and has been a humbling learning and eye opening experience that I am thankful to be a part of. I have great respect for all my fellow artists, those of present and those who have paved the way before us.
“ There is no right or wrong way in art. It is not an exact science. Art is based on the viewers or collectors opinions and interpretations.”
-Frank Nardi II