Japanese tattoo artist who rose to fame through his appearances on the reality TV show Miami Ink.
He moved to New York City in 1998 and joined Big Deal, a punk rock band.
He played a cameo role in the Japanese film Suicide Club.
He was married to Bonnie Minkus from 1996 to 2003. In 2005, he married his second wife, Bridgette, whom he divorced four years later. He had a daughter named Sydney.
He developed a baby clothing line called Ruthless and Toothless with his Miami Ink co-star Darren Brass.