When we were kids, most of us wanted to be actors, teachers, firefighters, and astronauts. However, times are changing and some unique aspirations crop up with new generations. This 10-year-old dreams of becoming a tattoo artist (and a special effects makeup artist as well as an actor) when he grows up. And Thomas is definitely working towards achieving his dream.
Thomas’ mother Katie Eklund shared some of the boy’s works on Facebook where they gained traction. Bored Panda reached out to the mother for additional details and she kindly provided some interesting info.
“My son’s name is Thomas Spring but his nickname is Bubba. He is the youngest of 5 siblings,” Katie said, “His father is a musician and drummer for formal metal band Brutal Demise, his mother is a fine art and fantasy photographer and creator of Horns & Halos Photography, and his stepfather is an Engineer who is also a talented artist and has done tattoos in the past.” The woman also revealed that the family is from Muskegon, Michigan.
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Thomas Spring is a 10 Y.O. boy with a knack for art, especially tattoos
“Thomas always had a pen and paper in hand since he was around 2 or 3 years old learning to write and color,” Katie explained when the boy’s passion began. At first, Thomas was fond of drawing silly faces and animals, but soon he moved on to different subjects. “He started to develop a taste in heavy metal music since his dad is a musician and also covered in tattoos,” the mother talked about the boy’s inspiration.
“Thomas started tracing skulls and anatomically correct hearts, now he free hands and “eyeballs” all of those things, including characters like Pennywise and The Joker, and various DC and Marvel Comics,” she explained. “He loves face painting and turning himself into different characters too, often dressing up as The Joker and using household supplies to create SFX makeup,” Katie revealed some of Thomas’ other artistic passions.
“Along with making comics and face painting, I think tattoos is another way for him to create by also making other people happy,” the mother explained. “He gets inspired from his favorite movies, books, and the music he listens to,” she detailed where the boy draws inspiration for his current art.