Tommy Mitchell was born in 1983 in Biloxi Mississippi. Relocating to Virginia in the late 80s, Tommy would draw a myriad of things from magazine covers to basketball cards. Out of high school, he began working numerous retail jobs before coming back to his calling in the arts. Tommy’s choice of ballpoint pen comes from friendly competition with a classmate. Whereas the classmate had mentioned that her grandmother used ballpoint pen to minimize her mistakes, Mitchell followed suit. Self taught, Tommy studied tattoo artists for their attention to detail and execution with ink. Tommy now lives and works in Baltimore.