We had the good fortune of connecting with Clay rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Clay, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
a lot of dedication and being focused on learning every day, I feel that these are very important factors in my career as an artist, I always challenge myself to see how far I can go, giving my best at all times.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a tattoo artist I always feel inspired to create new concepts of art, originality makes a big difference in my work, I like to create pieces of art for my clients I specialize in black & gray realism and when you see my work you can see the influence of my art studies in every brushstroke.

basing my projects on concepts of Greek mythology, renaissance and contemporary art with compositions where you can see segments of history and symbols and a balance within the details and contrasts, creating art with my signature.

Getting to this point professionally took a lot of sacrifice, a lot of time and dedication, but now when I remember where I started and where I am, it is incredible to see the line between both points.
The truth is, I feel that it is just the beginning of many good things, my new goals keep me really excited all the time.

During the process I learned a lot about the importance of time, delegating and teamwork factors that have been very important in the process.

I want everyone to know that loving what we do is the main factor, and that we are all art.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The truth is that I would take him to visit the oasis restaurant in austin tx, it is one of my favorite places, for the food such as the incredible view from the viewpoint, then I would return to dallas and take him to the white rock lake and the katy trail in uptowon, to appreciate the city from inside, also visit some restaurants in the area

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
the metropolitan museum of art has always been a place that has inspired me from the beginning of my career even before I could visit it, I always saw myself creating art for all the influence and inspiration that I found there.

Website: www.claytattoos.com

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