Elementary school student during the day, tattoo artist in the evening and on weekends.
This is the double life that Brandon Burgos leads, at only 11 years old.
The young boy spends his free time in his father's workshop in Puebla, Mexico, where he has already done around thirty tattoos.
“I started tattooing my dad, a skull, and that was my first tattoo.
I was very nervous, I didn't know what the result would be, ”he recalls.
With the needle in his hands, the boy has a concentrated gaze and his gestures are precise and confident when he draws in indelible ink a cat's head on the arm of a client.
"When I saw his work, how it delimited, how it shadowed, I said: go ahead, make me one, I want to know what the experience looks like", testifies the latter before concluding : “I like his job”.
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The one who taught him everything was his father, Jesus Burgos.
“Since he was almost 6 years old, I saw that he liked to draw, then, since I devoted myself to tattooing, he started to get involved,” explains the Mexican.
It was after the start of the pandemic that things got more serious and the young man began to concretely practice his art.
“He asked me to teach him, I said, 'Only on one condition, my son.'
And the condition is that he has good grades, ”says the father.