My name is William Richards and I have been tattooing since 2005. Growing up in a military family, I had to move every three to four years. I got to live in some really great places but moving was very hard on me as a child so I turned to art. I found that when I created things, it was a great release. Graffiti art was my medium for years as a teenager, which I still enjoy. With art becoming my passion, I needed to figure out what I wanted to do. I got introduced to tattooing from my brother-in-law and I started to see where this art thing could take me. So I would hang out at the shop with him while he was working. I eventually became an apprentice at the same shop. Tattooing is not an easy thing to learn by any means. So I went through my apprenticeship and focused all my attention on learning all the Do’s and Don’ts of tattooing. Learning how to tattoo really opened my eyes to taking constructive criticism and learning from other people. I knew I wanted this to be my career and I was determined to make it happen! I am now working with JJ and the Crew at the Canvas Tattoo Studio in Prior Lake, MN where I continue to learn and grow as a tattoo artist while supporting my family. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my website and see what I am about! Hope to see you soon!