It was a long and crazy adventure trying to win this season of Ink Master. Season 5 Rivals had plenty of drama and pitfalls for me but at the end I persevered and Won the title of Ink Master. I also won the Viewers Choice Award. This award carries a special place in my heart. I almost feel as if this win is more important to me than the title of Ink Master. It is you the fans that spent your time every show going online and voting for me. I can't even begin to tell how amazing this all makes me feel especially from a kid that has struggled his whole life to become something and feel validated for my choices to create art. Thank you so much. Love and Kindness to all and hopefully this new year will be just as exciting for me and help me promote growth and positivity.
I truly bow my head to anyone that has suffered from panic disorder or any debilitation that is difficult to over come. After trying to endure the suffering of season 3 and season 5 I feel as if I had a duty towards all of us to try and suffer more to prove that we can live our dreams. If I have inspired even one soul to live to his or her fullest potential then I will take that as the true Ink Master Win! Remeber life is how we choose to perceive it and nothing more. So please, Live! #fuckanxiety.