I write Retsy, from Honolulu Hawai’i born & raised.
Started tagging in 2006, and painted my first piece in 2007.
In Hawai’i, there was a lot of very talented graffiti writers consistantly active at this time, which inspired me to start this whole world & life of Graffiti. I’ve been fortunate to have been introduced to 12Oz Prophet, where Hawai’i had it’s own thread called HAWAIIANS. I would study what I saw on there and in person, which made me want to have a wildstyle of my own.
Practice through time, painting & being trained by friends, & doing some travels around the country & Japan making new friends, they all helped me figure out the direction I wanted to go.
There are some names I would love to give a mention, however as there are many to mention, these writers ~ COWSE, ROBER, PATIO, OIES/SERP, SINEK, YEARS, CUATE, ELEM, QUEST, DEVOUR, YESCA, SENTO, NACE & CASE2 (RIP) have definitely either mentored, or helped inspire & motivate me to where I am today
Thank you Bombing Science for reaching out to me to do a feature! Cheers to everyone & thank you for reading.
Retser – ZEE – YPN – NWB – BOTS – UK – HP
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