Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Terry Stephen’s journey from paper to skin started at an early age. Terry moved to Winston-Salem, NC in the 1980s. He began professionally Tattooing in 1997 in Greensboro, NC when well-known local artist, Tic Toc, gave Terry his first shot. Terry then chose “The Darkman” as his industry name because, as an African American in the 90s, he found difficulty in gaining acceptance in the Tattooing industry. Terry put his stamp on tattooing as he gained clientele, continued to craft his skills, and attended sold-out conventions. Now residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, Terry Darkman has become a multi-award-winning artist specializing in photo-realism, black and grey tattoos. Terry earned the honors of being featured on Ink Master in March of 2018. In Terry’s own words, “If you want anything portrait-related, I’m down with it. I love to duplicate what I see.”
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