Travis Michael Don Gardner was raised in a tiny town of Coarsegold in central California, where he attended high school and graduated with honors in Mrs. Rivkas art class. He soon became a bartender at the local casino “Chukchansi Gold Resort” where he thrived. When his marriage to his bitch of an ex wife started to crumble, he made the move to Pasadena to pursue his bartending career at “Benihana, Japanese Steakhouse and Teppanyaki”. In 2015 his best friend from high school just knew that wasn’t the job for him, so she landed him a job at Gold Rush Tattoo where he became the shop helper, scrubbed tubes and floors. Until one day he got the balls to ask for an apprenticeship. Since then he’s honed his skills at Gold Rush Tattoo, being heavily influenced by American Traditional tattooing also with the capacity to tattoo most styles.