Ashton was born and raised on an exotic animal sanctuary in Southeastern Virginia. 

His love of art and culture first attracted him to Los Angeles where he got his first portrait by Kat.
He was immediately hooked by the city and the people of LA where he eventually relocated and became a part of the HVT crew.  At HVT he gets the chance  to work alongside world famous tattoo artists every day.
Inspired by his childhood animal surroundings, Ashton has also become a proud voice for animal rights and veganism.  He enjoys residing in the progressive town of West Hollywood.