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Daily Inspiration: Meet Evie Sasvari

Today we’d like to introduce you to Evie Sasvari. 

Hi Evie, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
I was born in Hungary, and I moved to Florida 6 years ago. I started learning about tattooing in Hungary and I did my very first tattoo there. I was super excited to move here and become a tattoo artist, although I had no idea about tattoo apprenticeships. A local tattoo shop found me on Instagram and asked me if I want to work there. Of course, I said yes, and I started my apprenticeship there. It was super hard because I barely spoke English and I didn’t know what an apprentice supposed to do exactly. The owner of that shop was a jerk (I don’t wanna go into the details) so after I couple months I quit. Tattooing was always my dream so I didn’t want to give up, so I looked for other shops. I ended up doing my apprenticeship in 4-5 different shops. It was pretty hard but it worth it for sure. The shop where I finished my apprenticeship at closed down, and I had to look for a new shop- I gotta tell you I was heartbroken. A couple days later I got a message from a tattoo shop If I wanna work there- I said yes. And I still work there. -The owner and the other artists are super cool, and my clients are amazing. I feel very lucky. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
I had a lot of struggles along the way. My apprenticeship sucked, and I know that It’s not supposed to be easy, but I had to do ridiculous things like holding a tattoo sign next to a road for hours. They pretty much just used me and barely thought me about tattooing. It took me a while (4-5 shops) to find the right people who actually want to help. It was already hard to be in a new country, learn the language and try to fit in. But I knew what I want and I didn’t give up. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a tattoo artist. I’ve been tattooing for a little bit more than 4 years. I specialize in black and grey, dotshading (or dotwork). I do a lot of floral designs, fine lines, but I love to do “dark stuff”. I started getting into black and grey realism a little bit. That’s what I really wanna keep doing in the future because I love drawing portraits. 

What does success mean to you?
Success to me Is doing what you love. I love my job so much that it doesn’t even feel like a job, more like a hobby or something. 

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