Willy Cutlip is what one might call a social butterfly. He moved around a lot when he was younger, and ended up at a different school almost every year, and he can easily talk to just about anyone. Willy was bit of a troublemaker when he was younger but says his passion for tattooing was probably the reason he was able to focus and change his life. Willy recently had a terrible
scare when he had to get hand surgery and thought he would never be able to tattoo again. After taking a few months to heal, he is now better than ever. Having tattooed for seven years, Willy currently works at Bad Apple Tattoo with "Best Ink" season two contestant, DJ Tambe. Willy specializes in semi-realistic tattooing. He has been married for four years and has a six-month-old son, Hero, named after his late father-in-law, who was one of Willy's biggest inspirations.