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Bastards of Art : Episode 65

Episode 65 Tattoo Education Most fields that require a license to operate also require some form of continuous education. The benefit to this is not only for the practitioner’s sake but it raises the industry standards as well. In the tattoo industry, formal education is frowned upon. From time to time a tattoo school will…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 64

Episode 64 I Quit. I Quit Drinking and my Art got Better A decade ago I made the change to quit drinking. The act of drinking had become a way of life for so long that I do not remember too many things that didn’t involve having beers. When I was 35, I woke up…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 63

Episode 63 There is a fine line between a foot in the door and a foot in the ass. Making the leap to self-employment has some hidden obstacles that will arise. Those who are not ready to grow will fail. The number one enemy people face when they go out on their own is themselves.…

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Bastards of Art | Episode 62

Bastards of Art | Episode 62 Good Artist Borrow and Great Artist Steal. How and when to use reference. No one starts off their art career being the most original and profound artist on the planet. It just doesn’t work that way.  While you are learning your craft it is crucial to observe how those…

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Bastards of Art | Episode 61

Bastards of Art | Episode 61 Darwin Vs Einstein The creative person is one of two different creative types: Charles Darwin was a great experimental innovator, who spent decades accumulating evidence on evolution and its mechanisms, and made his greatest contributions late in his career. Albert Einstein was a great conceptual innovator, who made discoveries…

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Bastards of Art: Episode 60

Bastards of Art | Episode 60 I have five ideas to get you out of your comfort zone.  There is a whole world of art out there and you not need to stick to the safe areas.  So for a minute, ignore your Instagram and consider doing something different today. 1. Make a fake company.…

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Bastards of Art | Episode 59

Bastards of Art | Episode 59 Three Personalities As you become more of the product and bridge the gap between Art and Business, it is helpful to take on a new perspective. Reading book the E-Myth helped me to see myself as three personalities: Entrepreneur The ability to see the future. Manager The ability to…

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