Born and raised in a small town of the Philippines, Nate spent most of his childhood drawing and playing music to express himself. After moving to the States in 2012, he began apprenticing under Elle at Spiritual Journey Tattoo. He started with hand poke and hand tapping techniques before transitioning to machine in 2013. Nate instantly developed his own style and approach to tattooing. Now known for his detailed contemporary style tribal artwork, he travels the world participating in festivals and conventions. He also performs with Tatak Ng Apat Na Alon (Mark of the Four Waves) Tribe in showcasing traditional dances and wearing his ancestral tattoos proudly.