Riley’s passion for tattoo art started at an early age, and he honed his skills through years of dedicated practice. His commitment to his craft paid off when he and his partner, Joshua Carlton, founded the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational, which has become a premier event in the tattoo community.

They later acquired the Boise Idaho Tattoo Convention, expanding his influence in the industry. Riley’s success has allowed him to purchase an 8000 square foot property in the heart of downtown Springfield, Oregon, where he and his wife Erin have established a flagship tattoo shop and continue to grow their businesses. He has also served two terms on the Springfield Arts Commission, demonstrating his commitment to supporting the arts in his community.

As a respected leader in the tattoo industry, Riley has trained and mentored several successful tattoo artists and business owners. He has shared his knowledge and experience at various events around the country, where he has been a featured speaker and panelist. With a proven track record of success, Riley Smith continues to be a driving force in the tattoo industry, His dedication to his craft, his community, and his fellow artists make him a valuable and inspiring figure in the world of tattooing.