i worked my first convention a few weeks ago and found my self drawn to getting a award loosing sleep over what am i best at and what could impress the judges in the hope mabe i could get close to what realy is a plastic gold painted cup probably costing about £2,50 in local shop . judged by one snake charmer who was there to entertain the public with no tattoos and a man selling tattoo machines which did not look very good and this is being nice lol . and another dude who was a good tattooist to be fair,
what did this teach me? Well in my quest to find one cheap plastic cup i made every line perfect, set up perfect and took my time colouring with perfect care and shading with as much tonal skill as i could muster
going home at night it dawned on me ???
why do i not do this on every fucking tattoo and drawing i approach.
my first tattoo back in the shop was a pair of swallows on the hand my chance to do a perfect tattoo on the person who really deserves my full attention . The customer.
and there was the holy grail of going to my first convention i dont think i will ever want to practice and aim for awards just good tattooing and a few pats on my back from the public i tattoo .