What new skills did you need to make a successful transition from wall art to tattoo art?
Yes it was difficult, painting is something you can do in layers as tattooing you cannot due to damaging the skin. It is a different way of analyzing the finished product, and mistakes are permanent. The apprenticeship i went through taught me a lot, but i was nervous that i was going to permanently damage someone. There are so many variables in tattooing that you don't learn from painting, and i am still to this day learning new methods, and i hope i don't ever quit learning.