Interview with Daniel Rosini (@danielrosini)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

My professional career in tattooing had started in October of 1995. I have been influenced by all mediums of art including painting, sculpting, drawing, and music. Over the years I have learned to transform my love of the arts into a career as a tattoo artist and business owner.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

One of the most interesting things that I have discovered throughout my career was the marriage of loving to do something while being able to make a living out of it. It is rare in life that one has a job that carries them and their families through life comfortably. Its usually found that people often dislike their careers or feel like their job is just a job and they do it because they have to make ends meet. An important lesson that I learned through this is that if you truly work hard at something you love, then that alone will bring you a stable career. I’m just amazed and thankful that it was art for me.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Just enjoy, really. Enjoy yourself, enjoy what you do, really take in the love for art that you possess. It’s a special thing when you have a talent in this field. Make the most of it and it will reward you tenfold.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

There have been many artists that I have learned from throughout my career. Just being able to take bits of information and training along the way has helped me discover that I could build my own style that would set me apart from most. That’s what art is all about… being different and creating something that stands out. I worked for a very well known and respected tattoo artist for a few years out of my career. Shotsie Gorman had opened my eyes to a painting style that really molded the way I look at creating tattoos. We would sit at his studio and paint, every once in a while he would take time to show me what and why he paints a certain way, and that taught me to look at tattooing in a different way. It was very different at the time to combine a painted style to tattooing but it worked. What I added to that style was my love for realism. So I meshed both styles together and have been working hard all these years to create something different that represents my art in every tattoo.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Well, getting to a point of where I have involved a ton of business aspects into my career was a plus. Opening up several studios throughout New Jersey and building a rock-solid business label, I was able to do certain things to help out our communities surrounding us. With over 10,000 true local followers through our social media accounts, a client base of over 25,000 it was easy to retain support. We were able to reach out over the years to all of our loyal clients and spread awareness through events such as charity fundraisers for families in need, animal adoption and rescue events, local fire department, EMS and Law Enforcement fundraisers… the list goes on. The charity was a big goal for me, especially since I had built the tools with my name and the business behind my name to make the most out of it. It was not only a gift but a blessing.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision”. Funny story about this quote. The very first day I started tattooing was October 31st, 1995. It was Halloween and we had ordered Chinese food for lunch. I opened my fortune cookie and this quote was what the fortune had printed on it. I had kept that fortune till this very day in a small frame on my desk. I live by and honor that quote.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Just visit my website to obtain all of my current social media accounts. My main and active social media account is my personal Instagram account @danielrosini but I also have Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter. My business pages also have a ton of updated content. The main page for Pure Ink Tattoo is on our Facebook page.

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