Artwork by Hunter Knolmayer
Hunter Knolmayer was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1990. He was always intrigued with art and acquired a passion for creating in his wee years. Drawing was a daily routine, and became his addiction and his purpose. There was no option other than to find a way to make a living doing art, so right after graduating High School in 2008, Hunter began attending Ocean County College, In Toms River, New Jersey. He enrolled in art and design classes going towards two degrees in Visual Communication Technologies; one in Computer Graphics, the other in Photography. Though he was excelling in school, and excited for the future; learning the skills necessary for a career making art, something magical happened that changed his life forever.
On April 20th, 2009, a childhood friend, Shawn Webber gave Hunter his first tattoo. Blown away by the experience, he fell into a form of art he never saw coming. It didn’t take long for him to slowly lose interest in graphic design. Despite being one semester away from two degrees, Hunter had been viciously swallowed into the depths of tattoo hell, and began putting all of his time and energy into studying tattoo art and building his skills. New Jersey was chill and all, but after a while of working there, he decided to get as far away from the state as possible, or at least about 3,000 miles. The next adventure ahead of him was in the summer of 2011, when he moved to San Diego, California; in the pursuit of learning more about tattooing, and working with other artists to expand his vision.
Hunter is currently tattooing at Funhouse Tattoo in Pacific Beach, California. Though he plans on keeping San Diego, California as his home base, Hunter is currently planning quite a bit of travel for the year of 2016. As an opportunity to work alongside tattooers across the country and be exposed to different styles of art, he will be taking appointments in many states this upcoming year including; Oahu, Hawaii – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Point Pleasant, New Jersey – Phoenix, Arizona – Denver, Colorado – Sacramento, California – Missouri and more to come. He is currently planning travel dates and will soon post available appointment dates for guest spots.
If you would like to be tattooed by Hunter, feel free to use the contact form below, your concept will be reviewed, and he will get back to you in regards to setting up a consultation. You can also stop by the shop;