Veteran tattoo artist also known as Nspired1, rose to fame after appearing on the eighth season of Ink Master in 2016. He is the co-owner of the tattoo shop Deer's Eye Studio.
He began tattooing in the late 1990's. Prior to his tattooing career he was in a local band as a teen.
His nspired1 Instagram has attracted more than 60,000 followers.
His daughter Jade was born in 2004.
Lady Gaga is an admirer of Gonzalez's work and had him tattoo "Mother Monster" on her left side.