Toby grew up on the outskirts of the village Botkins, just 50 miles north of Dayton, Ohio. Spending countless hours in the woods surrounding his home, Toby formed an imaginary world that has influenced his artwork even to this day. Toby began drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil. Only interested in graphite or black and gray drawing as a kid Toby, after long encouragement from his parents, picked up painting in acrylics at the age of 20. In 2000, an opportunity arose in the form of an apprenticeship in tattooing. Toby jumped at the chance and soon found himself tattooing full-time out of a small shop in Wapakoneta. After spending a year and a half in that first shop, Toby thought it time to move forward to larger opportunities. He moved to Columbus and has had the pleasure to work alongside great artists in some of Columbus’s premier tattoo shops. Currently, Toby is tattooing in Phoenix, Arizona at Divinity Tattoo and at Red Tree Tattoo in Columbus, Ohio. When Toby isn’t officially on the clock, he’s working to perfect his art in all aspects.

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