Christian Thain was born on April 1, 1987 in Columbia , SC. He has been a artist as long as he can remember..."I've always loved to draw, my art is a reflection of me." Christian got his first tattoo at 18 years old and was instantly hooked!! He started a year long apprenticeship at the age of 21, and bounced around to a couple local shops before opening Carolina Custom Tattoos on Dec. 17, 2010 in West Columbia with the help of two supportive parents. " I strive everyday to become a better artist and to grow as a person...tattooing is not a job...its a lifestyle! I LIVE FOR THIS!"