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Reality TV Star Buys Local Tattoo Shop


By: Paige Turner


The Salty Sailor in Southside Santa Ramona has a new owner and its Damon “Hawk” Hawkins. Hawkins came to fame recently as a contestant on Season 14 of the reality tv show Inked Master. The five foot four-inch-tall tattooist quickly became a fan favorite due to his open and engaging personality.


Hawkins made it to the final three and finished in second place, though many fans complained he should have won the competition as they felt his work was better than the chosen winner. Gracious in defeat however, Hawkins stated he was happy where he finished and the best artist won.