I always wanted to find a career making art. I didn’t want to be a starving artist, but knew that to be really happy, I needed something creative that varied day to day. I’m miserable when I’m stuck in repetitive work, and unfortunately for me, in order to avoid the “starving” part, I spent a lot of my teens and twenties doing just that.
For a long time, my drawing and painting got shelved and I would forget for a while how much I loved it. Then I would pull out my paints and lose a full day to a canvas before realizing I was, in fact, starving, as I hadn’t moved from my easel in nine hours.
I’m never happier than when I’m immersed in a piece of artwork, but for years tattooing was just a pipe dream. When I finally convinced myself that building a career as an artist was actually achievable, it really became a goal.
I finally have what I’ve always wanted. I get to put permanent artwork on skin every day, and it’s so much more to me than a career. However, with each goal achieved, the next one pops up in the distance! Now I’m working toward new things that I want. When I reach those I’ll create new objectives, on and on forever.
I hope I am always striving to be a better artist and always chasing the next dream. That’s what I want.
– Jayme, artist, tattooer, avid reader, fiction writer, tea-granny . . . did I miss anything?… over-thinker >> learn more