I feel that there’s a sweet vibe happening at the shop these days. A few factors contribute to the positivity that’s in the air at Bruce Bart Tattooing. First of all, we have an awesome crew….smart, funny, sensitive, and talented. Each individual artist adds their own unique style to the shop and it seems to be fitting and flowing together beautifully. I enjoy being around such capable artists working in their element, it helps me to explore my own creativity. Whether it’s sketching a new tattoo for a client, designing T-shirts, finishing up an incredible back piece, or growing facial hair….there’s a constant source of inspiration being among such gifted individuals.
For me, beginning and committing to writing this blog has helped me gain a new perspective on every day, adding to the overall good feeling I have been experiencing. Writing every night has transformed the way I am thinking and my view on every situation, my outlook has changed. My days are now spent learning, listening, and searching for an interesting angle in every encounter. As I begin to look at life this way, suddenly it seems that it all becomes a bit more interesting….a bit more interesting and a lot of fun.
I’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback from friends and family, regarding my writing; and it is beyond rewarding. The sense of accomplishment and the pride that I have in my work are helping to keep this genuine smile upon my face. You see, I had made procrastination into a form of art. I think I have been starting this blog for about 9 months. I realize now that it was only fear holding me back, to expose myself and my feelings in writing used to make me feel vulnerable. Today I feel open and free, supported and loved. Bruce woke me up this morning saying, “Baby, your blog is fantastic.” The emotion I felt when he said that, well, I could wake up with it every day.
I love the compliments and the praise is sweet. I appreciate it more than I can put into words, so I won’t even attempt it. However, having my name and my work attached to the Bruce Bart Tattooing website has helped give me some sort of structure for my writing. I have made a commitment, and what I may have been lacking in self-discipline, I have turned into an obligation. So as much as I am typing to contribute to this website, I am truly writing for me. I’m writing because words happen to be my art, this is my creative outlet. So even if I am the only one that reads this, I will be smiling all the same because that is how my art makes me feel. It’s almost as if I’m finishing the tattoo.
(Since I touched a little bit on perspective and changing how I choose to look at different situations, I decided to share a poem. “Scars”…..it’s only about how you see them.)