Robert Hirsch AKA Choofee got his start at a Tattoo shop called Holy Turtle in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California. Choofee was born in Norway, & has split time between both countries tattooing, traveling, and seeking to further his knowledge of the arts.
The first tattoo I received was a tiger and a kanji symbol picked from flash off a wall in a guy’s basement. Back then in Trondham, Norway, only bikers owned tattoo shops, so I got tattooed in secret. It was just before my 16th Birthday, so I felt tough being one of the few 15-year-old kids to be wearing ink. I couldn’t keep it a secret at all and I bought a couple tank tops to show them off.