Tag Archives: motivation

The Transition.

Haram is past the honeymoon phase at the shop. She has plenty to do and knows what is expected of her.  It is obvious that she is up for the challenge. Teaching someone to tattoo […]

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Most People Won’t

Putting the extra into your hard work is what makes you rise to the top. Nothing will be given to you. What is amazing is how many people will come to help you once you […]

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The Sketchbook

The learning process can happen so fast.  Successfully absorbing all the new information is overwhelming.   I have gotten in the habit of keeping Mole notebooks handy to write notes and sketch pictures. These provide […]

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Tattooing has Changed, Have You?

In 1995 there were 14 tattoo shops from O’fallon, Illinois to O’fallon, Missouri. In 1998 there were 40. With each shop averaging 3 artists working in house, that would equal 78 new jobs for tattoo […]

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Cancelation Policy!

People cancel their appointments. This is a simple fact of business. I do not take offense to a cancelation. Do you want to know why? I love my clients. I love hanging out with them […]

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Lessons Learned

My SELFJournal has a few parts to it. There is an opening of the day that includes writing your Itinerary, a Gratitude lList, Targets and daily Goals. Upon closing the day, you write Lessons Learned, […]

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Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 26

Learning to Tattoo Recently I have been hanging out with Haram. She wants to learn how to tattoo. But first she must understand what it is she is asking for. Matt Hodel  

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Tattoo Artist Meet-up!

What we do is not secret. Secrecy has been considered a value in the tattoo culture. It has been such a tradition to guard all of your information that we pretend we are sitting on […]

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Tattoos I Tattoodid…

Sometimes I feel so swamped drawing new tattoos for clients that I forget how much I have done. They say if you wanna have self esteem, do something to be esteemed about! I’m posting this […]

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The Beginning.

The two most important things to learn in the beginning of any tattoo journey is: A. What is a good tattoo. B. Who came before you. Starting with Sailor Jerry covers both.  Haram is starting […]

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Be Successful, Damn It!

Being successful isn’t out of your reach. I use an app called flip book. It searches the internet for me and brings back topics I’m interested in. Today, the blog I reposted below came across […]

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Five Programs you will need to learn.

Sketch Book Pro https://www.sketchbook.com/ This is the starter kit drawing program for the intimidated and computer inept artist. I have shown this program to tattoo artists around the country. Artists that had never drawn digitally […]

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Meat for the Machine

Entrepreneurs vs. Company Men Henry Ford was an entrepreneur.  The people who worked for him were company men. When loyal company men leave or lose their jobs, they are not trained to be entrepreneurs. Tattoo […]

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Competition

“When you are in competition with others, you get bitter. When you are in competition with yourself you get better.” Competition is healthy. Like most traits, using competition in the wrong way can be self […]

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The World Actually IS Yours

I have a great deal of talented, capable, and brilliant friends, clients, and acquaintances in my life that I truly believe in. Folks that I feel grateful to know closely. People in all varieties of […]

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Austria October 2014

Austria October 2014 I’ve never been to a place that feels more like home. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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