Dates: February 2019-August 2019
[[August 2019: Farewell to the incredible Alex Gama, Natalie and baby June Bug! Our relationship with Alex dates back to his tattoo apprenticeship, and carried forward to a serendipitous 2017 visit to the Asheville, NC region. That visit with Alex, Nat, and infant June — and to the River Arts District in Asheville — gave us inspiration to open The Collective. Alex moved out here and enabled the shop to find its early legs, doing some dazzling work and attracting clients when we needed a kick start. The Collective will always have a hitching post ready for Alex. The Gama’s are now in Jacksonville, Florida, so keep that in mind if you find yourself near the Florida-Georgia line. ]]
A Short Bio:
Alex started tattooing in Hawaii in 2009. Since then he has been traveling, started a family and opened his own shop in North Carolina while finishing a degree in acupuncture. Alex is a versatile artist who enjoys all styles of tattooing. After helping us get the shop established, Alex relocated to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He will resume his career at EAST COAST WORLDWIDE tattoo & piercing this fall.