When I was 15(13 years ago) I was just getting into writing graffiti, and one day, as I was browsing the internet, I came across some photos of one of Mike Giant’s black books. The books were all solid line work, with no shading, done completely in sharpie marker. Giant had lots of illustrations depicting Dia De Los Muertos(Day of the Dead) Skulls; however, they were drawn a bit more cartoonish, with over-sized heads, and little bodies. That was when I decided that I wanted to have tattoos, and that I wanted to have something like that tattooed on my body. Years later, I received a book that was a compilation of multiple Mike Giant Black books, and I found a local artist who was good with black and gray work. He eneded up doing my chest piece, and eventually, he sleeved my left arm. Viktor at Greenskull Tattoo in Sacramento, CA, USA knocked this out over a year period from October 2009, to November 2010. We pulled a bunch of designs from the black book that I had, and designed a theme around it. I am in love with the orange that we choose as a single highlight color, in order to make certain things about the piece, pop. We are currently about halfway through my right sleeve, which is compiled of similar work, this time using lime green as the highlight color. The right sleeve is going a bit more quickly, as I have more money to throw into work these days. I originally wanted Mike Giant to tattoo me, but from my understanding, he quit tattooing people in 2008.