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This 12-Year-Old Tattoo Prodigy Is Going Viral, And His Works Speak For Themselves
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This 12-Year-Old Tattoo Prodigy Is Going Viral, And His Works Speak For Themselves

Ezrah “The Shark” Dormon is 12-years-old. He isn’t old enough to get a tattoo, but that’s not stopping him from tattooing other people!

The Panama-based pre-teen tattoo artist was first inspired to pick up the ink gun when he watched his mother get a tattoo at Honolulu tattoo shop. Noticing Ezrah’s keen interest, the owner of the shop, Ali Garcia, let the youngster fill in a part of the tattoo (with his mom’s permission of course!) and the kid’s been hooked ever since. He’s already inked about twenty people, plus countless oranges and grapefruits (they’re good for practice apparently), all from the Honolulu tattoo shop where he’s studying as Garcia’s apprentice. The owner has taught him how to draw various designs including panthers, swallows, snakes, roses and sharks – the latter being the boy’s signature animal. Ezrah has even tattooed his own math teacher! While there’s no doubt that the kid’s got talent, not everybody agrees with him wielding an ink gun. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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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

What do you think?

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

There are geniuses of every generation and in many fields. Perhaps this kid is one of those. It is NOT wrong to allow him to peruse his passion, it is only unusual at best. If this is what he likes and he is good at it, what the heck is all the commotion?

Wendy
Community Member
5 years ago

A big concern might be legally, in the eyes of the insurance company. If something were to go wrong, I seriously doubt they would cover the damages. The shop owner needs to really think this through better.

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
5 years ago

He's following an apprentice path, lots of practice, patience, prep, and protection. He's not doing them prison style with a BIC pen. Keep up the hard work kiddo.

SophieNelson
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5 years ago

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Do you use a pay_pal.. because if you do you can get an extra 2000 week after week in your paycheck just working on the internet for 2 hours each day. check Good Luck_____________ http://cutt.us/wGzd

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mariel amelia cruz luna
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5 years ago

It's amazing that his patents support him in something he loves. There's no such thint as being too young when you have a gift. Younger kids in other countries handle real guns and do damages, while this kid is doing great art and hurting no one. In my country a lower class 12 year old is having babies...shouldn't they be considered too young? CONGRATS TO THIS KID AND HIS FAMILY!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

There are geniuses of every generation and in many fields. Perhaps this kid is one of those. It is NOT wrong to allow him to peruse his passion, it is only unusual at best. If this is what he likes and he is good at it, what the heck is all the commotion?

Wendy
Community Member
5 years ago

A big concern might be legally, in the eyes of the insurance company. If something were to go wrong, I seriously doubt they would cover the damages. The shop owner needs to really think this through better.

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
5 years ago

He's following an apprentice path, lots of practice, patience, prep, and protection. He's not doing them prison style with a BIC pen. Keep up the hard work kiddo.

SophieNelson
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Do you use a pay_pal.. because if you do you can get an extra 2000 week after week in your paycheck just working on the internet for 2 hours each day. check Good Luck_____________ http://cutt.us/wGzd

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mariel amelia cruz luna
Community Member
5 years ago

It's amazing that his patents support him in something he loves. There's no such thint as being too young when you have a gift. Younger kids in other countries handle real guns and do damages, while this kid is doing great art and hurting no one. In my country a lower class 12 year old is having babies...shouldn't they be considered too young? CONGRATS TO THIS KID AND HIS FAMILY!

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