My name is Kenneth Shaw. I moved around a lot when I was younger, but was rasied in Arizona. I started drawing at a young age and motivate by my passion for art, I grew an interest towards tattoos. I started a tattoo apprenticeship in 2006 at the age 20. Which led me to becoming a tattoo artist in 2008. In 2009 I opened my own studio Next Wave Tattoos. With the idea of surrounding myself with like minded artists that want to continue to grow. I wanted to be the best tattoo artist and my studio to be recognized as the best. In 2021 I was able to open a second location of Next Wave Tattoos.
I don't believe I have a raw or natural talent, I just push myself to be better. While others were out partying and bullshitting I was out working hard. I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I don't smoke, I don't party. That's never been me. I always felt like that stuff would hold me back from my goals. Friends would tease me about this, people didn't understand and thought I was odd. They didn't see my bigger picture.
I want to be a positive influence and role model for my sons. Show them with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything. I want to raise boys to become real men in this world. With art I only wish to create unique creative work that challenges me and meet cool people along the way! Thank you for all your support!
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