Lewis Hess began working at Atlas in 1998 after spending six years honing his craft in shops in Arizona, Alaska, and Portland. Lewis draws obsessively, filling sketchbook after sketchbook, and his skill as a draftsman is evident in his dynamic tattoo designs that are rooted in comic art and illustration as well as traditional Japanese and Western tattooing. A dedicated family man, Lewis has a wife, a son, a daughter, and a beautiful vintage pickup truck.