Cort Bengtson taught me to tattoo. I was fortunate to have a great apprenticeship working with a shop full of talented artists. When it came time to leave, we unfortunately had a falling out. Years later we repaired the friendship and he painted this skateboard deck for me. So much of what I have today I owe to my time working with Cort. He extended a charitable hand to me when no one would. I reflect on that and am thankful.