Meet Ezrah “The Shark” Dormon, a 12-year-old who instead of simply dreaming of becoming a tattoo artist has already started living his dream.
The Panama-based youngster was fascinated by the inking process when his mother was getting a tattoo done at the Honolulu tattoo shop. The owner, Ali Garcia, noticed that and he gave Ezrah the ink gun to fill a part of his mother’s tattoo. And he was hooked ever since.
Now he’s become Garcia’s apprentice and done over 20 tattoos already, including the one of his own math teacher! Ezra practices new designs on oranges and grapefruits, on which he draws panthers, swallows, snakes, roses and sharks – his spirit animal that got him the cool nickname.
Despite parents and the boy enjoying his new hobby, the story resonated differently across the internet also receiving some negative feedback about a boy wielding an ink gun. But what do you think about it?
This 12-year-old isn’t old enough to have a tattoo
But that doesn’t stop him from tattooing other people!
Sometimes he practices on oranges and grapefruits, but he’s also tattooed over twenty people as well!
His name is Ezrah Dormon, but people call him The Shark
He was inspired to pick up the ink gun after watching his mom get a tattoo at Honolulu tattoo shop in Panama
With his mom’s permission, the owner let Ezrah ink a part of the tattoo she was getting
After that, he was hooked
The shop’s owner, Ali Garcia, has been showing him the ropes ever since
He’s taught him how to draw various designs
So far he can draw panthers, swallows, snakes, roses, and – of course – sharks
Garcia lets Ezrah practice at the shop
He’s even tattooed his own math teacher!
There’s no denying that the kid has some incredible talent
But some people weren’t sure what to think
Others, however, had nothing but praise for the youngster