The Tattoo Artist - Lessons for a Career in Creativity with Nomi Chi
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The Tattoo Artist - Lessons for a Career in Creativity with Nomi Chi

Longevity and consistency is hard to achieve as a working creative, because the nature of ‘work’  is not always conducive to inspiration.

 

We all want to do what we love everyday - and get paid for it - but oftentimes the pressure, monotony and repetition of repeating your skill over and over again can kill the passion that you started with.

 

Nomi Chi has chosen tattooing as the medium to create her art for the last decade or so. After years of development, she’s gotten to a point now where her style and aesthetic is what attracts her clients to her. I think every single creative strives for that - to be able to stick to your style and to create only what inspires you - which I think shows her steadfast determination and strength of self.


Nomi seems to have an instinct that a lot of other creatives probably wish they have (or would listen to) - she knows what’s going to fulfill her as an artist, and she actively works to avoid what will work against that. She involves herself fully in the development of each tattoo she creates and gives herself the time to do so, she travels to search for other tattooists and cultures that inspire her, and she turns down what she knows won’t work for her.

 

So how can you replicate Nomi’s command over what she produces? I know, it’s hard to turn down paid work, especially when you’re just getting started. A tip that we picked up from Leah and Jay, owners of Giant Ant, is that when you are new - take those less fulfilling jobs that pay you, just don’t put them in your portfolio. Don’t advertise them as something that represents you, but do use them as a way to keep going until you can do the work you want.

Nomi Chi’s full People Series story can be found here. I hope Nomi’s creative strength resonates with you as much as it did with me….maybe it’s time for my first tattoo…

 

Kyle

 

Co-owner, People Person

 

Power Of My People

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