James was never an artist growing up. He started experimenting with art in his early 20’s and after dabbling with some amateur tattooing he decided to pursue the craft professionally. After finishing his apprenticeship, James looked to further his artistic growth through formal education. He went to a local community college where he was classically trained in the subject of fine art. While completing his associate’s degree in art, James participated in several fine art exhibitions, including a solo show a small gallery in Phoenix, two exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, and a student show at MCC where he won a juror’s award for one of his figurative works. James has won several awards for tattooing and frequently travels the nation showcasing his skills. For tattoo inquires, please visit www.jameswithee.com and use the contact form on his website.