AFTER TATTOO CARE
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The need for a clean, medical grade skin protectant hit home for celebrity tattoo artist, Winter Stone. Shortly after Winter got a new tattoo on his neck, the constant movement and friction of his shirt led to irritation, so he decided to try the RESTORE Healing Balm. Amazed by how quickly it healed his skin, Winter shared the benefits of RESTORE with his clients. They too became fast fans. Excited to expand awareness about this totally clean, dermatologist created brand, Winter connected with Dr. Heather D. Rogers about collaborating. Doctor Rogers RESTORE®️ Healing Balm for Winter Stone was born, and the rest is history.
“ I was pretty much born with a pencil in my hand," explains Winter, a second-generation Los Angeles native born and raised in Beverly Hills. With a father in the clothing business and a jewelry designer mother, Winter’s artistic leanings were encouraged at an early age; out of high school, he worked for Disney as a graphic designer before eventually launching his own sportswear line, Mr. Winter, sold at the likes of Fred Segal and Nordstrom.
But the artist always knew he would one day trade in his graphite for a tattoo gun since getting his first tattoo at age 18 — a Celtic cross between his shoulder blades (a nod to his Irish heritage) from the legendary Mark Mahoney of Shamrock Social Club on Sunset. “I was fascinated by the art, so I just started adding and collecting [tattoos]," he explains. "Every time I got one, I would watch, and learn and learn."
In 2012, Winter began tattooing friends out of his first studio and adopted the moniker Winter Stone (derived from his late dog, a Weimaraner named Stone for his deep gray coloring). "People come to me for fine-line, really meaningful, powerful pieces," explains Winter, who describes his aesthetic as "delicately sharp."
Currently, Winter has a number of projects, including a tattoo shop in Los Angeles. Prospective clients can add their names to his yearlong waiting list. Until then, take cues from a little reminder Winter recently inked on himself: the word "Patience. ”