Creating art is only part of our job as tattoo artists. True artistry in tattoos requires us to be listeners, interpreters, and mediums for a vision in someone else’s mind’s eye.
Anything that’s changeable in the environment, you can control. Do whatever makes you comfortable. A great tattooing experience should incorporate anything you need to feel taken care of during the process. It’s not just about our art. It’s about the process to help us get there.
And as a studio with no other artists or clients present during the process, the focus is always on you.
My process starts with understanding what you want and how you feel about it. If there’s a story you’re trying to tell, I use dialogue to draw it out, trying to provoke thoughts and emotions. This ensures the tattoo is completely personalized to you.
My “why” guides what we do at Lost Edge. While our values shouldn’t be rigid, it’s important to establish principles as a way of guiding our actions. This is the why of how I ink.