Chad Tree hails from a mountain town in Upstate New York. He attributes a lot of his illustrative tattooing style to his upbringing in a community close to nature, and his own connection to this planet. His tattooing journey began In 2012 in Manhattan in his families shop after an 8 year long career prior to tattooing as a NYC Fashion Photographer. He ultimately ended up trying the family trade and falling in love with it.
Chad creates whimsical work with folk art roots and a modern execution. He strives to offer a relaxed light hearted experience and creates one of kind pieces for each client. His most requested work often involves a strong narrative of fantasy, like flying whales and creatures of fairy tales and legend. In his spare time he still still takes on photographic assignments now as a photojournalist creating cultural portraits.