Sam Phillips has been tattooing for 14 years. He began in San Diego under the tutelage of Morgwn Pennypacker and Shawn Buss and has owned and operated American Tattoo in Bonsall California since 2005. After years of accumulating the necessary equipment, he built a small machine shop and began manufacturing tattoo machines at the end of 2010. All of the trucks used in the production of his Independent Tattoo machines have been graciously supplied to him by the Independent Truck Co. who has continuously given Sam their complete support. All machines are hand made and one of a kind.