Flaco Martinez spent most of his life in Columbia, South Carolina which is where he considers home. He attended the Savannah College of Art & Design with an eye towards a degree in Sequential Art for about a year before all his money was gone & he dropped out due to extreme poor-ness. Then he did a bunch of bullshit jobs for like 10 years before he, thankfully, earned an apprenticeship in 2004 when tattooing was finally legalized in SC. He’s also spent time working in Georgia, North Carolina & Virginia at various reputable & not-so-reputable tattoo establishments. Tattooing has provided all the best things in his life- the best people, the best times, the most challenging & fulfilling experience he’s ever known. He’s eternally thankful to the outlaw, tattoo geniuses who built these secret roads we travel. He’ll do his best to hold his own.