Meet the Contestants of 'Best Ink 3': Darnell Waine

Darnell Waine (@WorksbyWaine)

Oklahoma City, OK

Darnell Waine was able to hone and protect his love for art from a young age despite growing up in a rough neighborhood of South Central L.A. Darnell went to art school for fashion design, but dropped out to pursue a career as a tattoo artist. Although he has only been tattooing for five years, Darnell is sought after for his portraits. He loves the challenge of working with various faces and bringing a two-dimensional image to life through his art. Darnell describes his career so far as "short but epic" and is always striving to be better. As a testament to this claim, he has the slogan "To be the best, beat the best" tattooed on his collarbone. 

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