Tat Torres was born in the Bronx, New York. Subject to a wealth of artistic influences, art had to be his destination. It wasn't long before the urban community and its environment sparked a passionate flame yet to be extinguished. He was mentored by renowned subway graffiti artists, including his own uncle, Ree2, who continues to show graffiti art internationally.

At 20, Tat discovered he had natural pencil skills - and began a new passion, in tattooing, in which he built his career over 25 years. He has worked with many renowned tattoo artists and received awards and recognition for his work. From there on he has embraced many forms of skills and techniques, including acrylic pouring, air brushing, spray paint graffiti, and pencil art. He lives and practices in Strasburg, VA.