About Mike “Big Mac” Smith
Big Mac was born in 1979. His mother, Mary Elaine, has an art degree from the University of Georgia. His Father, Carl Wayne is a self-taught musician who also graduated from UGA and later from Emory. Both of his parents encouraged Mike in all matters of art and expression, which he was naturally inclined to from the beginning. Mike began taking private art and music lessons at around the age of 5. He has continued to expand his artistic education through the years. Learning from different masters along the way, allowing him to hone his raw talent. His journey led him to Habersham County Georgia. There he found a thriving artistic community to be a part of. Here he met Jamie and Candace Crowe, who became good friends and family. Candace would later mentor Mike in the art of tattooing and open a new chapter for him.