(b.1975) Although Dan has always had an interest in painting, he became serious about art in 2011 when he resigned from his corporate America position to pursue a more creative endeavor. In an effort to earn a living through the utilization of anything art, Dan embarked upon an exciting journey as a tattoo artist. While traveling the globe and perfecting his skill, Dan learned of the Ani Art Academies’ program from a fellow tattooer and Ani apprentice. He was thoroughly impressed with the work that was being produced by the academy and was immediately inspired to apply. Dan began his apprenticeship at Ani Art Academies Waichulis in 2014 with the intent of developing himself into the best artist possible and in turn opening the doors to future artistic opportunities.