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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

195 - Luke Wessman “Tattoos’ Pretty Boy”

David Defeo

Today we’re hanging out with Los Angeles based tattoo artist Luke Wessman. 

Talking Points You’ll Hear on Episode 195
- Embracing social media, allowing people to identify with you and standing out in your industry as a result. 
- Being self made and earning your place at the table.
- Shaking off the “shame of success” from the punk rock or hardcore scene.
- Making yourself a winner by choosing to not be a victim.
- Mark & Luke talk about the inspiration and meaning behind their PMA tattoos. 
- Keeping a positive mindset to take one step forward a day toward the future that you want.
- Easy come, easy go… What you fight for you hold sacred.
- The influence of reality TV on tattooing and Luke’s role on Miami and New York Ink.
- Keeping it real after being on reality TV.
- The extreme working conditions and output of being a tattoo artist.
- Painful side effects from working in a chair for 20 years. 
- What it means to be a gentleman. 
- How painting and illustrating can effect your tattooing. 

In The Circle of Trust (paid content bottom file)
- Tupac not living to see his lyrics stand corrected. 
- Finding your own answers in life.
- Tips on how to get a good tattoo and how to be a good or bad customer. 
- Earning your way to the finish line and not starting with the most extreme tattoos on your face, hand or neck.
- Living your life with a face tattoo and how Luke decided to tattoo his face. 
- The most important quality in a woman.