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While there are millions of people who enjoy watching Ink Master every week, no one is as knowledgeable and devoted to the franchise as superfan Derek Paradis. Paradis is a walking encyclopedia of Ink Master knowledge and can recite facts about the show at the drop of a hat.

Paradis posts about the show on a regular basis and his Instagram presence has allowed him to become part of the Ink Master community. And during the finale taping for season 12, Paradis was offered the opportunity of a life time.

Not only did Paradis watch the finale live in Las Vegas, he had the chance to meet some of the show's biggest stars—from Cleen Rock One to Kelly Doty. Take a look at his incredible story in the video below and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.