Hello, I’m Aaron Springs. I’ve been messing around with art for as long as I can remember.  I took as many art classes as I could throughout grade school, and participated in the Advanced Portfolio class throughout high school.  I barely graduated Friendswood High School in 2000. Anyways, after High School, I attended Otis School of Arts’ summer school program in Los Angeles, CA, but then returned to Texas shortly after to enroll at the Art Institute of Houston’s Animation program.  After one quick semester, I dropped out due to lack of focus and discipline. 

Shortly after my failed attempt at art school, I thought it would be best for me to set down art and go to work for a while.  From 2001-2005 I held many jobs that lead me to only one strong conclusion: that I had a strong lack of discipline, commitment, and a real problem with authority.  For whatever reason, I figured the best remedy for that would be to join the military or the police force (to be continued.)

Somewhere in the midst of my job disasters in 2003, I tried tattooing at a friend's shop in Pasadena, TX.  I wasn’t shown much, pretty much just how to hook up the machine and start zapping someone.  I didn’t stick around the tattoo shop long.  I can’t remember why.  I bought a $100 tattoo kit out of a tattoo magazine and zapped my friends from time to time whenever they were brave enough.  I even worked at a tattoo shop in Friendswood, TX (TattZoo) for a couple months before I decided to enrolled in the Police Academy.

In 2005, I enrolled in the Alvin Community College Police Academy, and also enrolled for my Associates in Business Management.  After graduating the Police Academy (which fixed my discipline and authority problem rather quickly by the way) I was hired by the Alvin Community College Police Department.  I worked at the Police Department to help pay the bills while I finished my bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2011.  I continued working as a Police Officer for the Alvin Community College Police Department until 2015.   

In 2011, after college, I was unable to find a job and I asked my friend if I could come work back at TattZoo while I sorted things out.  I always wanted to give my art another shot, so I figured I would while I was still relatively young.  I have been working as hard as I can to catch up, and learn everything I can about tattooing.  I have really enjoyed myself, and I finally feel like I have something I’d like to do for the rest of my life.  My love for art has been reignited, and I couldn't be happier.  I am currently co-owner of Red Dagger Tattoo (NASA), Houston, TX. 

I'm excited everyday to see what I can learn about my trade.  It's never a dull moment, and I am truly happy :)