It would be so great to eventually give up my desk job and fill my days with drawing and meeting new people. This is not about the money; I know tattooing isn’t all glamour and doesn’t pay six figures or anything. I don’t care about that. Tattoos are really cool. It’s art on a walking canvas. I gives people closure, it helps them celebrate themselves and their victories, and it gives them a way to make their inner beauty visible to the world. It would be such a privilege to be the person who made this possible for them.
The catch is that I have a family, a mortgage and lots of bills to pay. I can’t quit my job to apprentice and “pay my dues” the way I keep hearing I’m supposed to. If I were going to do this, I’d have to learn it part-time because I’m not about to quit my day job just yet. I love to draw and I’m pretty good at it, plus I used to be a dental assistant so I know about maintaining a sterile operating field. I just need to learn how to work with living human skin as a medium.