Michael Hovaguimian Born in the San Fernando Valley in 1978, Michael is a son of Armenian immigrant parents from Beirut, Lebanon. Growing up he spent many countless hours making music, playing in bands, and drawing. His love for music led him to begin recording songs and engineering other bands at Left Hand Recording Studio in Sunland, CA. His artistic endeavors soon led him to start oil painting and eventually tattooing. Through a short lived apprenticeship, Michael pushed to teach himself by studying other artists to begin his journey to tattoo. Michael specializes in black and gray realism and enjoys the medium of tattooing more than any other medium. Michael is now taking tattoo appointments and oil painting commissions. He is currently in the Los Angeles area.