Hailing from the home of the Kentucky Derby, Jake spent the first years of his life on a horse farm. By the 6th grade he knew he wanted to tattoo and began his first apprenticeship at age 18. However, a chance to tour with his band Look What I Did put that dream on hold.
Ten years ago he moved to Nashville and apprenticed under Ben Ritchie at Icon Tattoo. He is now a co-owner of Union tattoo supply and prides himself on being a well rounded tattooer.