We had the good fortune of connecting with Adan Aleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks is part of learning, but I wouldn’t take a risk that outweighs the desired outcome. However, without risks, there’s no failure. Continuous failure through out my career and life have taught me lessons that are vital to grow, not only in my career, but as a human being in general.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is focused on black and grey tattooing at the moment, but I’m open to mixing it up and trying different styles! I’ve always been intrigued by drawing with different mediums, mostly using graphite and ink- I also enjoy pyrography and painting. I’m excited to see what the future holds! I’m proud to be surrounded with down to earth artists that always keep striving to improve!
Being a full-time professional tattoo artist at 19 years old, currently 21, was not easy. It took some self doodling and hours of trial and error. Like any challenges, they were overcomed by perseverance and trusting the process of failure. I’ve learned that sacrifice, failure, and change may unexpectedly be the perfect recipes for growth and development in your craft.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It would just depend on the weather and situation. Although, I really wouldn’t plan anything out. I’ve always liked to do the things in the spur of the moment. As for Interesting places in the area, well, I’m sure there’s plenty I’ve yet to find out, but I would enjoy a birds eye view of Dallas at the Geo deck if I were visiting Dallas for the first time.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I recognize all the family, coworkers, and friends that have supported me one way or another. As cheesy and played out as it may sound; I wouldn’t be were I am now without my clients and those who’ve put my head into the industry of tattooing- huge shout out to my homies Chris Clements and Sylvester. Without them, I’d still be clueless as to what tattooing had in store. My gratitude goes out to them!
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