El Paso, TX
Artist, Dapper Ink Tattoo
3 years' experience
Apprentice of MV
Brian Stephens has been tattooing for a total of three years with a focus on traditional and realism. Despite his relatively short experience compared to others' in the competition, Brian has already collected his share of awards in traditional and color categories. His main competitor this season is MV, the El Paso shop owner who formerly apprenticed him. Brian is setting out to prove to his rival that he isn't the new kid on the block any more and hopes winning the coveted title of 'Ink Master' will give him the same respect as more experienced artists.
PHOTOS: See a gallery of Brian's work