Richie is a young, upcoming Staten Island tattoo artist and Ink Couture full time artist. When he showed a tattoo artist his drawings, he told Richie to think about becoming an artist himself.
As a child, Richie's grandfather taught him how to paint. He was always drawing cartoons as a kid until one of his childhood friends introduced him to graffiti. After finding street art, he began blending graffiti and character drawings to find his unique style.
As a teenager, Richie attended Moore Highschool, where doodling in his notebooks was his only art practice. He graduated from Moore and began working as a licensed operating engineer working cranes and heavy machinery.
He got hooked on tattoos at age 18 and never looked back. Now, he's left the construction industry to pursue his passion for art and tattoos.