A talented Caitiff accepted into the Toreador Clan who would rather remain outside kindred radar
Clan:Caitiff-Accepted into the Toreador Clan 12-20-2007
Date of Birth:5-72
Date of Death:9-2002
Damian Thorne was born in 1972 and was embraced at the age of 30,so he has been a vampire a little over 5 years.He looks younger than his actual age of 36.
Damian Thorne was born in Seattle,Washington where he grew up the second child of a working class family. His father worked at the Port of Seattle while his mother worked as a house cleaner. It was discovered early on that Damian was a talented artist.While other children were playing sports or having fun Damian was drawing,painting,and creating intricate designs.The only subject he excelled at was art to the exclusion of all other subjects at school. He could very well have earned a scholarship to a prestigious art school if he would have applied himself to his other subjects,but Damian was not interested in attending school.
It was after high school when Damian seriously got into tattooing.He quickly made a name for himself in Seattle.Damian was always intense and serious about his art which came first for him-and his customer base grew at the tattoo parlor he worked from,and his work was appearing more and more in tattoo magazines.He became co-owner of SKIN ARTS INK with the money he was able to save. Things were going well for him and he had all that he needed and was doing something he loved.
In 2002 a last client came to him. She was Japanese and the girl who accompanied her was also Japanese.Both were extraordinary beautiful.They seemed very wealthy and well dressed.She told them that she wanted a full back colored tattoo on her servant’s back of a kimonoed geisha.The servant undressed,but Damian had eyes only for the mysterious mistress.He was already in love with her.
He worked long and hard for an entire week with the promise of 5,000 dollars.It was truly a masterpiece-His best work yet.His love inspired him to new heights.The two would show up after sunset.The servant spoke only Japanese,but Mikkuru’s english was flawless.Damian found out little about her other than her name.
On the last night of work,the tattoo finally finished,Mikkuru embraced him and then bit him,and the life’s blood drained from him.After she fed him a little of her blood she commanded him to sleep.When he awoke,the next night he found himself in the back room of SKIN ARTS INK hidden with 5,000 dollars in 100 dollar bills and a note:
__Your great talent should never be lost.I shall always remember you-A word of warning-Avoid the light of day!_
He picked up the money and the note and went to the front room where a client and fellow artist was working.The smell of blood filled his being and before he knew it,he hadkilled them both and drinking deeply on both client and his friend and coworker.
When he was sated he looked about and was horrified what he had done.What had he become? He gathered up his tattoo gun and inks and left his business after he set it on fire with linseed oil.He was filled with remorse and fled into the night.
For a couple of years he lived a precarious existence feeding from the shadows. After a time he learned to control the hunger and learned what he could do with the blood on which he fed upon.He tattooed where ever he set up residence.He learned to reign in the beast and began to feed from his clients.Seattle was a dangerous and fractious place. In 2005 he found himself in Portland and met fellow Caitiff Jerrilynn Manson-a goth street hooker who fed from her Johns.He also met other tattooist in the Portland area.He opened a small shop called Thorne Body Art. He never presented himself to Hagen as he was told by Jerrilynn it would mean his death.He reluctantly presented himself to Beatrice when he heard that she was less severe on the clanless,and he would be allowed to maintain his existence.
Damian’s haven is the locked and windowless basement of his shop.He is watched by his day crew of Artists and Sunday his ghoul faux girl friend also a tattoo artist and piercer.Amos is the day time tattooist.
From sun down to just before sun up Damian is the sole artist in residence.He feeds nightly from his clientele and once again he is doing a brisk business and has gained some notice from the Toreador.
Damien’s primary motivation is to avoid further frenzy.He is often haunted by what he has done.He also wishes to stay off Kindred radar,but this has been less successful.His only kindred friend is Jerrilynne another Caitiff who has relocated to New Orleans.