Coming from Grand Junction, Colorado, Tomas was brought up to believe in small town camaraderie and a true sense of familia. Familia is the defining word for Tomas. It was this that led him to become the artist he is today.
Influenced strongly by his father, uncles and grandpa’s interests in classic cars and motorcycles, Tomas studied low-rider bikes, paint jobs, pin striping and "cholo" imagery. Being the "doer" that he is, he began his own artistic endeavors, drawing classic cars and customizing, painting and pin-striping his own bikes.
With time, Tomas found his calling in the tattoo industry and those early influences helped to create his unique style. He also gives credit to Jack Rudy, Tim Hendrix, Aaron Bell, Indian Larry, Jimi Hendrix and many more for the heart they have poured into the art world, which has inspired him to become the person that he is today.
Starting off in small street shops in Denver, Colorado, he soon moved on to custom shops, working around the country at conventions and guest spots in states including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Utah, South Dakota, Idaho, Michigan and Nevada, to list a few. One particular opportunity for Tomas was to work at Slave to the Needle in Seattle, Washington, next to Aaron Bell and crew where he discovered a broader sense of himself and his own style.
With that being said, Tomas enjoys imagery including "cholo" art, calligraphy, religious art, realism and traditional Japanese designs.