Michiel van der Born is a lettering artist and a tattoo apprentice working and living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands . Michiel graduated “cum laude” from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with a degree in Graphic and Typographic design. Directly after his study at the Royal Academy of Art he was spending his time developing his painting skills, something he didn’t learn at art school. After a year of painting pop-surrealist images he got in touch with his old passion: Letters. In addition, he slowly got more and more interested in the art of tattooing.

Michiel is part of Dstruct, a collective of artists and musicians who connect with each other in their passion for electronic music. The members still work together occasionally.