Damon Stokes is a 21 year old tattooer originally from Mackay who works out of Tradition Tattoo in Brisbane.
Damon's tattoo career began at 16 while playing scholarship rugby league in England. Surrounded by inspiration and new culture at a crossroad of choosing what to do with his life, he began to realise his passion lay with tattooing. A few cheeky white lies gave him the opportunity to work in his first shop learning how to get into the craft properly. After returning home he began his tattoo career working out of Kustom Ink Studios, Mackay under Jason Bird.
We came across Damon only a month or so ago while browsing Instagram and I've already collected a chrysanthemum tattoo from him and lined the studio with his prints!
See more of Damon's work and stay up-to-date via his Instagram.
10 Questions with Damon
1. FAVOURITE PLACE THAT YOU'VE TRAVELLED?
2. FEAR OF?
3. WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Meet Gavin McInnes.
4. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
5. IF YOU COULD LEARN ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Expert level bonsai growing.
6. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
7. WHAT IS THE SCARIEST AND/OR HARDEST THING YOU'VE DONE?
Learning to tattoo haha.
8. SOMEONE YOU'D LIKE TO MEET?
Still, Gavin McInnes.
9. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
10. WHAT GOT YOU INTO DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION?
Visiting England at a tender age.