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Matt Schulze’s Japanese Dragon and Thunderbird Tattoos


Matthew Steven Schulze was born on July 3, 1972 in St. Louis Missouri. He moved to Atlanta at 16 and studied guitar. He later moved to Los Angeles to become a studio musician.  He soon began acting and modeling which led to his first big break modeling for Levi’s. He made his big debut starring along with Wesley Snipes in the movie Blade. Matt must have a fondness for the Asian culture because he has large inspired Asian dragon design tattooed on his right shoulder onto his chest. On his left shoulder he has the image of an American Native thunderbird. He could be torn between two loves. Matt told the UMSFC, “On my right arm is a Japanese dragon …It represents a mish mash of twisted memories from my youth and early manhood. I have slain the dragon. The rest of my ink are Native American…they represent part of my heritage.” Its not quite balanced with one shoulder all thickly inked with the ocean and the dragon and the other arm only with the thunderbird outline tat but it looks alright that way.