The rise of an INK artist DRIVEN PART9 RONNY HILL STUCKLIFE TATTOO

The rise of an INK artist DRIVEN PART9 RONNY HILL STUCKLIFE TATTOO


I have nothing to do with business I am an aesthete, I only work with what I feel aesthete only aesthete, I like to express my self in pictures and shapes and have done it for a long time created a platform around the vision I have had of being able to to make a living of this but entrepreneurship I understand why you can related that to me but I would never call myself an entrepreneur when people, like yourself and also old friends that new me before I even did all of this can pat me on the back and give me credit “oh you guys doing very good and I follow you on Instagram” “You are sow awesome and think from where you started and now and its nice to here well appreciated, but the thing is the only thing I have to brag about its like we are today thirteen persons that works here and its thirteen artspeople and egos in one store and we manage to work together and thats the only thing I have to brag about that is the achievement everything else is the synergy that it creates everyone around me is going away end up in prison or done very sick stuff Where you a criminal? Yes I was making a living being a criminal Thats a thing I have heard from others “You where the last one that I would believe would make it.” I can understand that Was it drugs involved? Yes constantly I have had to work on rebuild my self -love But without my past I wouldnt be where I am today There where point in my life where I begged for a change I got a moment of change it ended in a situation where I shouldnt been alive and on that day I changed I stopped smoking stopped using snuff stopped drinking coffee and of course alcahol, weed, ecstacy, cocaine and on the same day didnt talk to my friend but told my nearest family I will dissapear for now its gonna be my pen and drawingbook and my playstation and dont call me I keep in touch when everything cools down and one of the persons I contacted is the one I done all the projects with since day one. so we are on that path without going to deep on details My therapy has always been the pen and paper I was drawing nonstop I have a pile of drawingbooks sow the thing I did I applied to artschool I got sorrounded by very competent people that taught me to get better that is the best time in my life But some where their in the creatice process we started to grasp on the first idea of Stucklife and many you may ask “what stands Stucklife for?” it was simply me and a friend called Michael that sat at Dragonstreet in an area called Upplands Väsby inside a half furnished one room and a kitchen apartment with a cup of tea and some bakery “you know Stucklife” “we been stucked and now we are getting out of this” that thing sow the name comes from that moment later on we have given the name much more depth but it started somewhere their and we started doing tshirts tshirts, hoodies, sweats I met you quite early, was in it when you actually started right before you started selling tshirts Yes! I rembember you passed my store and told me you had an idea later on you come back with a box filled with tshirts yes it was something like that when we look back it, we did a whole lot of different styles I dont know how, but it was of course them that helped It wasnt just one or two tshirts this was the thing we wanted to do in that time I started to sell my own paintings Pretty much too and I got more and more that feeling that I could actually make a living on this something I didnt believe was possible That had to be a very good feeling? Now I have sold that much paintings that I might be able to try bigger things It could feel like that but for me it was the oppisite because I felt that I was doing more and more stuff that people liked that they thought was nice and interesting and like I started to see a pattern on what people liked and didnt like and automatically started creating after that and from the very beginning I have had art as a therapy as something for my own wellbeing and I felt that I more and more was not doing for myself so one day I just said that “I will now stop painting” its been all wrong it was at that time I actually stopped painting at all in six years I didnt paint a canvas for six years and started with tattoo instead Thats how I divided everything even though I just had stopped painting but I thought that I could express myself through images and shapes and make a living by doing tattoes and still not sell my soul Do you know what we should do? We should open a parlour in downtown but still kind of hidden sow no impulsive drop ins people shall know why they came to us number 2 everyone that is working here we knew each other or we where a kind of crew that tattoed. We alla gonna be working here You know something its gonna be on a corner with super big windows Sow you really can peek in and then I told them and this was way before all of the trends happening we shall have a barbershop and this was long before I even knew there where such thing in Stockholm now afterwards I know there where some barbershops nothing more then that until a couple of years ago when we “Do you remember what we told each other?” “Do you remember what said and talked about?” and he started to mention everything we said we wanted and today thats what we have and thats without having a dreamboard or a bigger goal exactly what we talked at that time thats what we have today

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