The only advice is the same advice that I was given. Quit now, because we don't another motherfucker in our pond (laughs).
But if you must, do it through a reputable tattooer and just treat the craft with respect. Because it's a craft. It's not art. It's a craft. That's all. That's what I think.
When you're working for Mark, you see these amazing detailed tattoos - the tattoos have so much more to them than others. You can look at them more like a story and you can look at them for minutes or a half hour. You can look at it like it's a movie, so much going on.
That being said, traditional tattoos are fucking cool. They're timeless. They're classic. They look good now, they'll look good 50 years from now. They'll never be tacked onto a certain era, like 80's tribal or anything like that.
I think the most important thing I picked up working here is that regardless of whether or not you're a good or bad tattooer, you have to have a style. Someone can look at the tattoo and go, that's a piece by so and so. I think that's the coolest thing. That's what I want to do. I want to develop my own style. I don't necessarily want to be the best tattooer in the world.