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

Hi Ruben, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Wanting something to connect non-social people together. There’s nothing like that on the market and in these times we are having, I thought it was suitable for that to be the avenue to take.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It started early. 7 years old I could t stop drawing!!! Art really became a part of me cause I could express my happily and anger but still somewhat still not let it ruin my day. I’ve always been intrigued with tattoos. Since I can remember! All through school I drew on other classmates. Last 15 min of class. Students would make appointments for different classes just for me to draw on them! I always knew my life would have art intertwined in it somehow! Now I tattoo professionally and I wouldn’t change it for the world! I strongly believe the universe makes you work for anything that’s “worth it”. Success always takes you turning cheeks at the opinions and proving them wrong. But the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter the harder you fight for what you want.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I always like go-carting, bowling, or top golf. I’m also a avid pool player so I would stick some fun things like that! There are also really awesome bars off Henderson like barcadia, the whippersnapper and high fives that have good music, a nice crowd and good vibe!

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?
BillyJack Gunter has been my mentor through a lot of my business thinking also my cousin. My friends also play a big part because they are behind me every step of the way and just wanna see me be successful at what I love!! My family, my clients, it’s really everyone I’m around. I don’t surround myself with people who do not push themselves.

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