Having grown up in Illinois, Rudy Hetzer has always been an artist at heart, and he found a passion for tattooing while he was studying art and graphic design at the L.A. Art Institute. Once Rudy realized he could make a living as a tattoo artist, he decided to leave school and move to Dallas to tattoo full time. He now owns his own tattoo shop, Dallas Tattoos and Art Co.,
where he also sells his artwork and does freelance graphic design. Rudy has been busy making a name for himself; he has tattooed many well-known bands such as Three Days Grace, FlyLeaf, and the Dead Prez.