By 2006, the 6’1, slim, traveling tattooed artist with a down south swag, rock star style and threatening talent became great competition for well-established tattoo shops. He built an in-home tattoo studio and was officially branded InkBoy The Don.
In 2008, the do-it-myself Baltimore native broadened his skills to include piercings and clothing designs. Within minutes of purchasing a how to video and a print screen machine, InkBoy was piercing his lip and creating t-shirts. Whatever the Inkster decided to do, it was considered done.
Without forgetting his tattoo roots, Inky moved to Atlanta to complete an apprenticeship. He traveled to Virginia, North Carolina and New York to tattoo hundreds of clients including DJ Aasha, DJ Jewelz, Fatrel, Serius Jones, and Smash. East coasts most wanted tattoo artist eventually returned and settled in Baltimore partnering with other artists and forming The Hole Story, LLC.
Clothing, tattoos, piercings - InkBoy is more than an artist, he is a brand. He will soon launch the Pill Poppin Monsta clothing line, a new line of jewelry, a reality TV show pilot and the official website, Ink on Me Tattoos. As he continues to flourish, tattoos will always be the root of his artistry his signature to society. From a simple butterfly to complex portraits, from stencil to freehand, from tribal to realism, from tattoos to clothing, his art is manifested through the stroke of his hand and the pulse of his tattoo gun.
InkBoy The Don - also known as Ink, Inky, or Inkster to many of his devoted fans and clients - is a self-taught tattoo artist based in Baltimore, Maryland but known throughout the East Coast.
In high school, the proud lesbian lover perfected drawing techniques like sketching and shading. He tried to conform to college life, but his vibrant personality and contagious charm made him destined for self-made success.
Artistry ran through his veins out of his fingertips. His talent was used for drawings, logos and other graphics, but InkBoy wanted art to have more permanence. In 2005, he purchased a tattoo kit online. Using his body as a canvas, he tattooed a large black spider with tribal accents on his forearm. Soon the novice artist began tattooing family members, friends and devoted clients, many lesbians, across Baltimore, D.C., Philadelphia and Atlanta.
Individuality is an understatement for a man with such diversity. His self-art includes a collage of the angelic images on his right shoulder, INKBOY across his stomach, and a pin up girl on his left leg.
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