Growing up in the projects of Boston, Damon Butler could have easily ended up another victim of drugs and violence. However, he could draw from an early age and earned a reputation in his neighborhood as a talented artist. He was encouraged by his local peers to make use of his talent and eventually attended art school. Damon is a self-taught tattoo artist and clearly the determined and hungry rookie in this year’s competition, having bought his first machine three years ago and began practicing on fruit before working up to his first human canvas.


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  • Done by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc in Clementon Nj

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  • Chef tattoo done by @meanmugdoug at @empiretattooinc in Clementon Nj

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  • Done by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc 856-784-5111

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  • 3/4 sleeve done by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc in Clementon Nj

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  • @jeffberm just finished up this elephant mandala at @empiretattooinc in Clementon

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  • Work in progress by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc in Clementon Nj

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  • Elephant tattoo done by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc

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  • Coverup done by @meanmugdoug , part healed part fresh. Done at @empiretattooinc 856-784-5111 for appointment information

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  • Fun new piece by @meanmugdoug at @empiretattooinc in Clementon

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  • Done by @chrisshockleytattooer at @empiretattooinc in Clementon 856-784-5111

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