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The tattoo artist’s decision to give up his tattoo to start his life anew is nothing more than a “passionate love,” an industry insider added.
This year alone, nine new American Apparel fashion items are featured in the catalog, and the retailer plans to add over 20 new designs next year, including a “nip-tug dress” and several “body-con art-inspired” silhouettes.
“The tattoo world is one of the most creative and creative industries out there,” said the source. “It’s a huge industry because so many people want to get their tattoos. You can do it in any style, you can do it in a traditional way, you can do it as a body art, you can do it in a traditional way with a tattoo — all types.”
When talking about his choice of work, the Tattoo Artist admitted that he was hesitant about working exclusively with American Apparel at first.
“I had been thinking about doing [my] first tattoo ever since I started in the business,” he said. “But the work wasn’t right yet so I started to ask myself, ‘Are there things I could work on and things I could change,’ and the answer was always yes.”
“It didn’t really matter to me about the kind of work I did; what mattered to me was the art.” He added that his decision to get tattoos was a choice made for his own personal reasons.
“My wife and I have been married three years, and while we have lots of things in common, I do care for each other very much and have always wanted to have her tattoo,” he said.
“So, there was a real passion there and I wanted to go for something that would give her joy — something to celebrate and a way to express her joy, and a way to keep her safe.”
The tattoo artist also explained that he’s been tattooing since 2002 and believes that the culture that he wants to work in should not change or be influenced by anything else.
“I’ve been doing this for so long that it’s pretty much the most you can do in the business,” he said.
“I don’t think I can grow the business, change or influence the market that much. If I wanted to wean people off the business, I think that would have to