Would you let a 12-year-old give you a tattoo?
If the answer is yes, your bravery/optimism might lead you to the services of Ezrah Dormon – one of the world’s youngest tattoo artists.
The Panamanian child has already performed 20 inkings on willing customers and is learning the tricks of the trade from professional tattooist Ali Garcia at his studio in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dormon, who goes by “Ezrah the Shark” on Instagram, began his tattoo career at the tender age of 11.
He found his calling after watching his mother get a tattoo of a red flower from Garcia.
It wasn’t long until the professional artist began showing Dormon how to do one himsel
His career may be flourishing already, but Dormon is keen to stress that he is still in the early stages of his development as an artist.
“Whenever someone comes to get a tattoo they always have to know that I’m still learning, that I’m just an apprentice,” Dormon said in a video posted by NowThis.
“They’ll always be a little bit nervous but they’re always usually excited,” he added.
So far, he has learnt to draw roses, panthers, swallows and sharks and regularly practises his designs on grapefruits.
The budding artist explained that he intends to continue developing his skills and hopes to become a professional tattooist in the future.