Derek has always loved tattooing and being around the tattoo community. He initially became inspired to take action and create his own tattoo studio after listening to artists’ challenges in their studios and with their employers. He wanted to create a shop where artists didn’t have to stress daily about going to work. Instead, they should be excited to come to the shop and focus on their art. So Direach was created, over time of being in the studio and around the artists it didn’t take long for Derek to start tattooing himself.