it’s strange how Toronto doesn’t quite feel like home anymore… while Montreal is stealing my heart and making it her own, bit by bit.
just ask! which you did so you got it!
and give me a general idea of what size/style you’d like.
such as do you want it more retro, more illustrative, going for cute bot or badass bot… do you want it on it’s own or will it be incorporated woth a background or other tattoos? some references of styles you like maybe?
also I have that postcard I drew and was supposed to send you AGES ago… heh
No, you cant give up or even come to that conclusion! Have u even reseached it? Don’t give up! Too late is only when they are throwing dirt on top of you! I hardly think that is the case. Get your butt into a reputable shop and ask! I know u CAN!
Sorry for the rant, I just have seen your sketches and given the individual that you are, I opened my mouth, ( which i do to my own friends)! I hope it does not offend but gives u the inspiration to achieve what I know u are capable of. :)
oh no your rant was actually very encouraging…
I normally am not at all the type to give up or be intimidated by a challenge however becoming a tattoo artist is trickier than most careers…
I would likely have to go through the entire “right of passage”, become a shop’s bitch/gofer girl (which I have no problem doing given the opportunity btw) and that would be only of I can find someone willing to take me on as an apprentice… which is harder to do than it may seem, especially with no connections in the industry really… and one can be an apprentice for as long as 5 years before becoming a legit and hopefully respected tattoo artist.
and I doubt during that process the pay would be much if anything at all… which is no bueno for me. I have outstanding debt that I am adamant about paying off… and rent (I live alone and Toronto is expensive), and bills… not having financial stability stresses me out. scares the shit outta me actually.
like I said, if I had gotten my shit in gear earlier in my life like my early 20’s or something I think the entire process would seem less daunting, less intimidating and less insurmountable.
I also don’t want to be a joke. Trying to get into this industry so late in the game.
I know, I know, excuses, excuses…
I just need to grow some big hairy balls, buckle down and man up already…
Limited edition prints by David Glantz available to buy at Archive Tattoo Studio.