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What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: A Tattoo Artist

07/01/2019 11:07AM ● By Digital Media Director

Taylor R., age 11, wants to leave her mark on people – permanently. Taylor has always liked drawing, and two years ago, after seeing her mom get a tattoo, Taylor was inspired to become a tattoo artist. Taylor’s dream came to life at Vishnu Bunny, where she talked to tattoo artist Solomon about his career.

 Solomon began his career as an illustrator. He told Taylor to work hard, build her portfolio, and always carry a sketchpad with her. Solomon encouraged Taylor to draw every chance she gets, even if it’s a made-up, crazy drawing. Solomon said being a tattoo artist is about the art and expressing it in different ways.

 Taylor received a piece of custom artwork from Solomon, which serves as reminder to keep pursuing her dream job.

Why do you want to be a Tattoo Artist? 

            I like drawing and the creativity behind it.

What got you in Arts and Drawing? 

            I’ve just always liked it!

When you are old enough do you think you will get a tattoo? 

            Yes! I want a tattoo of Hedwig, Harry Potters owl!