Hello World! My name is Maguerico Nye, or Rico for short. I’m a multimedia, multidisciplinary portrait artist turned tattoo artist. I began tattooing from home on friends and family until events that can only be described as serendipity or divine intervention brought me to the Lost Sheep. I'm a perpetual student of the arts, developing the skills and techniques to turn skin into works of art.
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Tragic beginnings did not define my path in life. I was born in Charlotte, NC and raised by a single mother whose blood, sweat, and tears laid the foundation for the man I’ve become and aspire to be. Though my father was not present early on, his colorful and beautifully illustrated letters ignited my curiosity and passion for art. My desire to create, guided me throughout my school career. I completed my Associates in Fine Arts then later started my own company, providing a multitude of creative services. I spent 10 years working as a chef for Compass Group until Covid shut down my kitchen. This forced me to devote time to my crafts and develop new skills to provide for my family. My family keeps me grounded, challenges my patience, blesses me with serenity and keeps me from being complacent.