Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Don began drawing at an early age and found a natural talent. Through adolescence, art wasn't a priority but after finishing his bachelors of business administration at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011, it came back to him. Don then moved to New Mexico where he was influenced and inspired by the thriving tattoo culture of Albuquerque. He then made the decision to become a part of it. Soon he went from shop to shop with years worth of doodles and drawings. In 2012 Aces Tattoo took him on as an apprentice and in 2013 he would become a licensed tattoo artist. In 2018 his hard work then landed him on the 2nd season of "INK MASTER ANGELS."