Dustin Nelson is the Co-Owner of Totem Tattoo in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has been drawing for over 27 years. Originally inspired by comic books, he eventually was drawn to surrealist artists such as MC Escher and Salvador Dali. After graduating high school in Palisade, Colorado, he joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and served 7 years in the Military as both a Marine and Army sergeant. His natural drive for art and design eventually led him to begin tattooing in 2007 while still enlisted in the military. After the military he attended college as a fine art major before turning to graphic design. Dustin allows his passion and military work ethic to push his abilities as a tattoo artist.