Myers grew up in Baltimore County, gives his age as "somewhere over 40," and graduated from Milford Mill High School before joining the Army. It was then that he taught himself tattooing, building his own DIY electric needle using the motor from a cassette recorder and practicing on his buddies. "From the time I was a young kid, I wanted to be a tattoo artist the way other kids want to be firemen or astronauts," he explains. "Only there wasn't, like, tattoo school, so I had to teach myself." Myers also loved to draw flash, the often-gaudy and irreverent sample tattoos printed on cardstock that decorate tattoo joints worldwide. "Back in the late '80s, there was only one maker of flash-Martin, I think?-so we started drawing our own designs," he says. Myers called his style "new school" and produced sheets of flash designs, which he sold at conventions to other tattoo artists. He traveled worldwide selling flash and giving tats, but the pace tired him out, and by 1991 he was ready to open his own shop in small-town Westminster. Myers is still a big fan of good ink and has traveled to Switzerland, Italy, and beyond to get tattoos from the artists he most admires, none of which are visible when he's dressed for work in a purple houndstooth shirt with sleeves rolled up, paired with a coordinating argyle tie and dress pants. "That's how I like it," he says. "That I can choose to display, or not."