— Teresa Sharpe
For any artist, having creative autonomy and control over their projects is essential. In the realm of tattooing, it takes a great deal of time to build skill as well as garner trustworthiness from clients. As such, you may find yourself working on "off-the-wall" designs or those Pinterest tattoos everyone's wild about this period. This can can really be great, honing your technical skills with line work and shading techniques.
Reaching a point of success can make it difficult to open up and expose your creative ideas. You often doubt if you have the skill or whether anyone would care about what you create. It's tough to step away from what works and provides stable income, yet being vulnerable with your art as well as customers regarding your true ambitions is the only way towards liberation.
No matter where you are in your tattooing career the Fireside Tattoo Network provides resources and information that have helped hundreds of tattoo artists.
Are you just starting out in your tattoo journey? Maybe you've been at it for a while and didn't have a traditional tattoo apprenticeship? Fireside has courses and programs for anyone who's hungry for information and wants to level up their tattoo design skills.
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