Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
Now Lives: In a tiny two-bedroom condo within the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn.
Declare to Fame: Julius Margulies, higher generally known as Snuffy, is an in depth buddy of Pete Davidson and Colson Baker (a.okay.a. Machine Gun Kelly) who drew consideration as a tattoo artist after creating art work for Mr. Baker’s 2019 album, “Lodge Diablo,” and for overlaying Mr. Davidson’s physique in tattoos. “Their friendship definitely added to my visibility, and I owe quite a bit to them for believing in me and together with me of their lives,” Mr. Margulies stated. Different well-known shoppers embody Kaia Gerber, Swae Lee, Unhealthy Boi and Tommy Dorfman.
Massive Break: Earlier than tattooing, he was an actual property agent. “I hated it and set a purpose to change into a landlord by 21,” he stated. By taking out a number of financial institution loans and borrowing cash from associates, he purchased a constructing within the Bushwick part of Brooklyn at 22, and teamed up together with his brother to accumulate different properties.
He used a vacant area in Williamsburg to apply his physique artwork, and grew his aspect hustle via phrase of mouth. He met Mr. Baker in 2019 via associates in Los Angeles, and the 2 hit it off. As with all his tattoo shoppers, he had Mr. Baker ship him private tales earlier than he created any artwork. “The belief was there from the get-go,” Mr. Margulies stated.
Newest Mission: Final November, he opened his first tattoo store, Morwin’s Office, close to the Williamsburg waterfront, which he described as a “treehouse oasis” in an in any other case bustling metropolis. The second-story store has no indicators or doorbell, and contains a cozy lounge and sunny patio. “Tattoos are remedy, and this area permits for simply that,” he stated.
Subsequent Factor: Along with tattooing, he has branched out into advantageous arts and hopes to exhibit his summary glass-and-steel sculptures at an artwork gallery. “Just like my tattoos, I’m not a lot for explaining artwork,” he stated. “My job is to make you’re feeling one thing if you see what I’ve made.”
Triple Risk?: Snuffy additionally has goals of being a musician. For greater than a decade, he has been producing electronica tracks that he describes as “atmospheric” and “futuristic.” In 2018, he launched an album, “Snuffy. NYC,” via an underground label in Berlin. “My music profession is within the shadows,” he stated. “I’ve 1000’s of songs, simply ready for the appropriate time.”