Otherwise known as Sketchy Lawyer, he is a professional tattoo artist who rose to fame competing on the eighth season of Ink Master. Known for his colorful and bold illustrations, he coined the term "neo-school", a fusion of "neo-traditional" and "new school" art styles.
He first began working as a tattoo artist in 2007 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He owns the Georgia-based tattoo parlor Cornerstone Tattoo Gallery.
His mother's name is Bridget Newman.
He competed against California-born tattoo artist Nikki Simpson on the eighth season of Ink Masters.