Whoever JUST wakes up in a new Bugatti? Nobody. Now, we are not hating on Ace Hood and we know he’s trying to sell records so he needs punch lines like these; but sometimes we can’t help but think what these type of songs might do to the next generation. Let’s be real, the only people who believe they can JUST wake up in a new Bugatti have obviously never had to work for themselves, never built something from scratch. Unless you work at the Bugatti dealership, you had better be prepared for years and years of hard work, usually involving roller-coaster rides of extreme failures more than successes at the start. Now, what does this mean for tattoos? We feel songs like this can be especially misinterpreted by young people who want to get “rich” quick from tattooing. Why? Because even though tattooing is one of the oldest professions around, it is still somewhat of a closed industry. There isn’t a lot of accurate public information and it’s easy to get lost in what’s real and what’s not about the world of tattooing. Here’s 4 pieces of advice for the young artists of tomorrow. We don’t pretend to know everything but we will share what we think will help: 1) Do it for the right reason. Don’t tattoo TO BE RICH. Tattoo because you love creating. Tattoo because that’s what you want to do everyday. If you do a good job at it, YOU WILL BE RICH. The money will follow you. The world is always watching and amazing talent will not go unnoticed or unrewarded in 2013. 2) Don’t skip steps Take you time. Don’t try to master the craft in one day. Like anything else, tattooing requires patience and persistence. Learn the foundation, understand the health and safety, and grow your skills day by day, step by step. 3) Eat, sleep, and shit tattoos To be successful in anything, you really need to devote your life to it. You can be average doing something part-time, but then you’re a hobbyist, not a tattooist. 4) Set short, realistic milestones You can dream about the Bugatti but make sure you focus on today. Always try to wake up a better artist than you were yesterday. Set reachable goals because small achievements build momentum and motivation. There’s nothing more deflating that setting yourself for failure right from the start.]>>
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