Steve Bayman apprenticed at A Different Drummer in Wichita Falls Texas. Owned by Steve Blakely and guided by Rodney Schneider he was trained for 2.5 years starting in mid 2006. Steve Bayman finished his apprenticeship in 2009 and acquired his tattoo license after passing the Wichita Falls Tattoo exam. His first Job in the tattoo industry landed him at Classic Tattoo Company which was also owned by Steve Blakely. Steve remains grateful to all the artists that helped him initially learn tattooing. These artist include Steve Blakely (RIP), Rodney Schneider (owner of Shine on Tattoo in Lawton , Oklahoma), Robert Ulman (owner of Home Port Tattoo in Corpus Christi, Texas) , Rob Harris (RIP) and John Saucedo.
Steve is also grateful for the time he spent with the crew over at Butchs Tattoo in Blue Springs, Missouri. Having worked with Butch and his crew for 7 years it’s bitter sweet to open his own shop. He will always be part of the BTC at heart.
Steve's tattooing is influenced by Neo-Traditional style of tattooing that has bold line work and bold color. He was trained in a high volume fast paced walk in environment and is used to tattooing walk in style tattoos as well.
Colby grew up in Fremont, Nebraska. He completed one year of Studio Art classes and began piercing in Omaha in 2011. Two years later, he completed his tattoo apprenticeship. Colby moved to Kansas City, MO in 2015. Since then, he has traveled the country to participate in tattoo conventions from New York City to Seattle. In 2016, Colby boxed in Tattooed Gloves 2 (a charity match that was featured in the sports issue of Inked Magazine), did live human suspension at the Villain Arts KC Tattoo Arts Convention, and was honored to be included in an art auction benefiting True South and an internationally published flash tribute book for Les Skuse.
Colby won his first awards for tattooing in 2018 at the Villain Arts KC Tattoo Arts Convention, taking 2nd Place Best Traditional, 2nd Place Chest Piece (featured in August 2018 issue of Pain Magazine), and 2nd Place Male Small Color. Colby takes pride in his collection of American tattoo history memorabilia and guarantees well-referenced designs and quality work.
BOB ULMAN - GUEST ARTIST
Bob is a guest artist that will be tattooing occasionally in our guest tattoo station. Owner and operator of Home Port Tattoos in Corpus Christi Texas, he specializes in traditional tattoos. He is very familiar with working in high traffic walk in tattoo shops over his long storied tattoo career.