2022: Time to renew

Hey kids. It’s that time of year again, it’s a new year and every year I start out strong with my over zealous resolutions to draw everyday and update my blog more, create more art and music, etc. Honestly I wish I could say that I’ve been making and crushing my goals daily but the numbers don’t lie. I’ve been falling off and becoming more complacent in my daily life and I’ve definitely noticed that my drive as an artist has been becoming more of an task and less of an natural desire to want to create.

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But this isn’t a shit story with an sad ending. Nope not with this kid. I’ve recently rekindled a fire within myself and rediscovered this love of my own life that I haven’t felt since before Covid. I am blessed with a job to do that I’ve worked so hard to achieve and I’m not gonna sit back and watch it all go to hell while I mope through my daily routine in a self-pitying funk. Not in 2022.

This is my 20th year tattooing and that’s a huge deal to anyone in any industry. I’m seriously surprised that considering my ADHD brain that I haven’t burned out long ago but honestly this life chose me and I’ve always seen it that way. I was sent here to make art and music and I’m lucky enough to know my purpose here and knowing is half the battle. That’s also why I’m not stressing out over my previous complacency. Covid was hard on everybody and it effected me in ways that I never would’ve ever expected, it effected all of us in negative ways whether we want to admit it or not. But in refuse to lay down anymore. No more sleeping until 5 because I don’t wanna face my reality or procrastinating on any art projects, no more putting off for tomorrow what I can do today because God only knows what the hell tomorrow even is gonna bring.

So that being said. I have huge plans for 2022. Including starting at a new tattoo shop and an intensive travel schedule with even bigger art projects and collaborations and more music than ever. I’m gonna start traveling again and hitting the tattoos convention circuit harder and with more passion and love than ever before.


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