Derek grew up on the Mississippi coast and his lived here for most of his life. He proudly served in the United States Army for six years and spent two of the years in Iraq. His brother, Scotty, began working as a tattoo artist at Jack + Diane’s studio and Derek began to visit.


Derek started as a client with Jack + Diane’s and then was asked if he wanted to work customer service. Of course, he said yes and soon after, he also began his apprenticeship in piercing and tattooing.

So, now, six years later, Derek calls Jack + Diane’s home and we are super thankful for his commitment to our studio.

Derek and his wife, Amanda, are the proud parents of a sweet, little girl.