Tattoo artist Damian Cain is a force to be reckoned with – after creating this amazing portfolio of STAR WARS characters.
Damian, 37, watched the first Star Wars film when he was three-years-old and has seen it hundreds of times since then.
His infatuation goes so far that he has Star Wars on while he is working – and even wanted to call his youngest son Anakin after Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker.
Damian has turned himself into a shrine to the films – creating a sleeve of Jedi tattoos down his left arm and devoting his left leg to the dark side.
He has now done over 20 Star Wars tattoos since setting up his practice three-and-a-half years ago.
Damian said: “I’ve been very much in to Star Wars all of my life. It was something I watched when I was a tiny person and it struck a chord with me.
“The first time it was on television I remember it being a really big deal, that was 1979 or 1980.
“There was this huge anticipation and I remember watching it and being obsessed and I was asking my parents for Star Wars toys.
“I never grew out of it. It really struck something in my imagination – I like the escapism.
“They might seem dated now but at the time they were ground-breaking.
“My apprentice moans a little about it being on in the studio but I could have it on all the time. I never get bored.”
Damian has completed over 5,000 tattoos since launching Revolution Ink in Yeovil, Somerset, which is filled up with Star Wars memorabilia.
His Star Wars tattoos have included Dath Vadar, Chewbacca, Yoda and Padme (played by Natalie Portman in the films). The Padme tattoo took him 11 hours in one sitting.
One of his most recent creations was a ‘light saber’ garter. Damian said: “I said I wanted to do some Star Wars tattoos and she said she wanted to have a garter belt.
“I think, down to my enthusiasm, she said: ‘Why not make a light saber out of it?’
But despite being open to any Star Wars themed creations Damian still has some rules at the parlour.
“I work responsibly- I don’t do tattoos when someone has lost a bet.
“I’m very particular about what I will do and where I will do it,” he said.
Damian has two sons, Lennon, four, and Marshall, two, with his partner Grace.
He wanted to name Lennon after Anakin Skywalker but Grace ‘put her foot down’.
Now, Lennon is also a huge Star Wars fan. Damian said: “I didn’t push Star Wars on Lennon – he watched it at his grandma’s one day and was completely transfixed.”
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