Mike, also known as Moondog, was born in Montreal, Canada, and has always been captivated by the art of tattoos. His first encounter with tattoos was at a young age, and this sparked a lifelong fascination. After graduating high school in the valley, he joined the US Army and served honorably during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following his military service, Moondog immersed himself in the world of tattoos, collecting artwork from various places. Eventually, he decided to pursue his passion further and embarked on an apprenticeship with JR Roberts, which he successfully completed. Over the years, Moondog has shared his talents in cities like Kansas City, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Texas, and now showcases his skills at Set in Stone Tattoo Co. in Mesa, Arizona. He specializes in American traditional and Japanese traditional tattoo styles, along with many other artistic styles.