How Daniel Winter Went From a Self-Taught Tattoo Artist to a Go-To For Celebrities

Jessica Harrington

Welcome to Big Break, where some of the most influential figures in the beauty industry reflect on the moments that made them - from the good to the bad and everything in between. Here, self-taught tattoo artist Daniel Winter (aka "Winter Stone") looks back at his whirlwind career with clients like Miley Cyrus, Chrissy Teigen, Sophie Turner, and more.

Daniel Winter got his first tattoo at 16 with his 12-year-old brother. It was a "W" on their feet to represent their last name. They used a needle, ink, and string.

"Growing up, my older brother was always around the tattoo scene, and a couple of his friends had a lot of tattoos, so my little brother and I decided to tattoo ourselves in the kitchen," Winter told POPSUGAR. "My mom came in the kitchen and was like, 'What are you guys doing?'"

Unlike some shoddy DIY tattoos that fade over time, it's still one of his thickest, most visible tattoos to this day.