Manny grew up in Boston, but learned to tattoo in New York City. His influences primarily come from anime and video games, as he loves to do illustrative, Japanese, and color realism tattoos. Every year, Manny plans on going to Anime Ink, the first Anime-themed tattoo convention in the country, based out of Richmond, Virginia, and he hopes to do more anime themed-tattoos in the future. Before he was a tattoo artist, he taught Muai Thai, Thai boxing. Today, he is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and still loves MMA and UFC.