Matt Hodel

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 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 56

Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher Who you know! Matt Hodel and Chris Boyle discuss in this podcast how who you know can help give you clout. Having a bit of clout does not hurt your worth. Name dropping is not the answer, but getting your art in the right hand so other people…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 55

First Impression In this episode we follow up on “What are you worth?”  This question has no direct answer but what to consider is a the elements that go into that question.  Episode 54 covers an overview of the subject but in this episode we discuss the impression you give to your future clients and…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 54

“How much should I charge for my work?” The answers will vary and nobody can give you a clear cut answer.  There is a way to narrow down your current worth.  You must take into account a few variables: What impression do you leave? Who can vouch for you? What do you do thats different…

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