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Damon Conklin

@damon_conklin

Damon Conklin, the talented artist and owner of Supergenius Tattoo in Seattle, Washington, has had a vibrant and diverse career path that has shaped his unique artistic style. Before delving into the world of tattoo artistry, Conklin honed his skills as a cartographer in the army, developing a steady hand that would later prove invaluable in his tattoo work.

Conklin's journey took him through various creative roles, including a stint as a 3-D animator and video game designer for approximately four years. These experiences not only expanded his artistic repertoire but also provided him with a deep understanding of visual storytelling and design principles.

Community Contributions

In addition to his impressive artistic career, Conklin has made significant contributions to the tattoo community. He founded the Washington State Artists Board Association (WSABA) and launched the annual Seattle Tattoo Convention in 2001, creating platforms for artists to showcase their work and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

An Evolution in Art

Conklin attributes his artistic evolution to a spiritual awakening, describing his transformation from creating "space strippers" to intricate floral designs as a reflection of his personal growth and newfound appreciation for the beauty of nature and femininity.

Through his dedication to his craft and his commitment to fostering a supportive artistic community, Damon Conklin continues to leave a colorful and lasting mark on the world of tattoo artistry.

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