br0ken-s1nners asked: Looking into going into Tattooing when I leave school, any helpful hints and tips?
If you’re only “looking into going into tattooing” then I suggest you stop right there and don’t get into tattooing at all. Sorry, but I’m not trying to be rude/harsh/a bitch but the reality of it is, is that the tattooing world is already over saturated with so many people already tattooing and have been tattooing for years and more and more are learning and starting out everyday. It’s hard enough for tattooers who have been working 10/15/20 years to make a living still and with all of us younger tattooers out there it makes it hard for everybody so you have to prove you want it and prove you’re worth it.
So, unless you are completely and utterly devoted and determined to be a tattooer and learn the craft of tattooing, then don’t fucking do it. You have to be serious and committed to doing A LOT of hard work, getting shit on, getting criticized, getting tattooed, learning constantly, painting and drawing all the time, dealing with difficult people, not sleeping, not doing “what you want to do”, etc. But at the end of the day it’s all totally worth it. It just depends on how bad you want it. If you don’t want it bad enough then shit or get off the pot because there’s always somebody out there that wants it more than you do.
very well put, Tron