Erik Siuda was born and raised in Brooklyn and began his art career in the early nineties world of graffiti. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and became an apprentice at XXX Tattoo under Sean Vasquez and Mike Bellamy. Siuda later became the manager of Red Rocket Tattoo in Levittown, New York, before opening Ghost Gallery Tattoo in Bethpage, New York. In 2014, he appeared on the SpikeTV show Ink Master and was a top-three finalist. Beyond tattooing he is passionate about painting, illustrating, and fly-fishing. He has published several coloring books and now runs the 8 Golden Falcons Tattoo Company located in Brewster, New York, where he lives.