Before he knew it, tattoo artist Chester Lee, 29, was a celebrity.
“All of a sudden, I had so many followers (on Instagram),” he says with a laugh.
“So many” is an understatement.
Mr Lee, who works for Oracle Tattoo, says it was only recently that his Instagram account @oddtattooer barely had 7,000 followers. By early April, he had nearly 29,000 – and mostly thanks to his blackout tattoos.
The first article about his work was published on the website of British tabloid The Daily Mail on March 28.