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Baris Yesilbasdone

roomBrooklyn, New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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People always ask me how I started doing tattoos and as far as I know my story is the most unique one Iโ€™ve ever heard. Iโ€™ve always loved being in a tattoo parlour but working in it also gave me a different perspective on life.

I graduated from one of the top highschools in my country (TED ANKARA COLLEGE) and went straight to the university, because thatโ€™s what youโ€™ve got to do to get a decent job. I didnโ€™t have a desire to be a tattoo artist, I just wanted to be an architect like my dad, but my mom insisted that I should study economics so thatโ€™s what I did. I dropped out my senior year, went to Istanbul and started working in a courier delivery services company as a consultant. After 3 months, I got fired which I still donโ€™t know why.

After this, things started to develop; my tattoo artist asked me if I wanted a job and said that I could work at his parlour until I find a job. My family didnโ€™t want me to work in a tattoo parlour because they worked so hard for my education. The moment that changed my entire life was when I said yes to my tattoo artist, that I'd be his apprentice and do whatever I have to do to become a tattoo artist. To date, this is the greatest risk I took in my life because I didnโ€™t know if I was going to succeed in this path. After I did my first tattoo, I realized that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I feel like Iโ€™m being myself, complete when doing tattoos because all of my tattoos are my designs inspired by the people that will carry them for the rest of their lives.

I never regret this decision I took 2 years ago. As a tattoo artist, Iโ€™ve met thousands of different people, heard their stories, became a part of their life and family, listened to their experiences and learnt from their mistakes. Also, Iโ€™m pretty sure that I inspired a lot of people and encouraged them to take risks in their lives.

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