I think I was about 20 when I started getting tattooed pretty frequently… And I have been really into visual arts since I was young, so I just kind of naturally started drawing tattoo style stuff.
Pretty soon, I was sketching stuff for friends to take in as ideas. My artist saw all of this, and had also seen my portfolio of artwork from highschool/college, and eventually decided I was worth investing time and effort into.
I moved to the city he lived in, and put all of my effort into taking in everything he was offering for about a year and a half or two. My apprenticeship was tough and trying, but 100% worth it :)
I agree with all of this, completely! You said it so well.
Except I’m actually 31. I really don’t find my age to be an issue.
Hi! I think every tattooer probably deals with this differently.. But usually if I’m doing tattoos from line-drawing designs (which I will be doing at the convention) I only do the tattoo once… If I were to paint an actual flash sheet, the designs would be reused.
If there happens to be an exception, I would note that. And sometimes I will redraw a design slightly different, and do that as well.
Arrow is the fluffiest!
And Alex is one of my favorite buds, and an amazing tattooer, for sure.