Either 9-5 Job Or Tattooing, This Artist Made The Right Call – Design You Trust

Either 9-5 Job Or Tattooing, This Artist Made The Right Call

The story of Alican Gorgu is similar to thousands of others, yet it’s also unique. He started doodling and drawing pictures on margins back in high-school and later dove into the graffiti scene. And after school he did what many others have – he went on to get a college degree and majored in photography. Up to that point, everything seemed to be going well, until he started working a 9-5 job in his field, and realized that he can’t stand it… He endured it for only three months and then quit.

More: Instagram h/t: demilked

Alican then found himself in a tattoo studio where he worked as a shop assistant for almost three years. He couldn’t believe that his drawings could bring money, so shut himself into work and developed the skills. Yet he still needed something to earn a living, so then he decided that he “was either going to get a 9-5 or dedicate [himself] to tattooing”.

Since then Alican connected his college degree with his passion. He started drawing poster shots of his beloved movies and after the works were recognized by several tattoo artists, he even managed to transfer his retro minimal sketches on to people’s skin.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

This German Grandma Spends 30 Thousand Euros To Tattoo Her Whole Body
The Incredible Murals of Argentine Street Artist Martin Ron
Shampoo Planet: Paintings Of North American Urban Landscapes And Interiors By Marc Trujillo
Brilliant Set Of Illusional Artworks Showing The Real Meaning Of The Word "Creativity"
This Guy Creates Mystical Sculptures Using Wire, Rocks And Crystals
Son Is Photoshopping His Dad Amazingly Into Movie Scenes And Unusual Places
Swarms Of Hybrid Creatures Flow Like Liquid On Walls And Buildings By Pantónio
Roman Opalka – The Polish Artist Who Spent Half His Life Painting From 1 To Infinity
British Columbia-based Metal Sculptor Creates Epic Stainless Steel Sculptures
Artist Creates Funny Illustrations of The Backstage Of Disney’s Famous Scenes
Artist Replaces Jurassic Park Dinosaurs With Those From The Show Dinosaurs
Gentle Ladies by Illustrator Dadachyo
These People Love 'Friends' So Much They’ve Got Tattoos Inspired By The Sitcom
Artist Creates Inspiring Typography On Landscapes
Australian Firefighters Release Their Steaming Hot 2022 Calendar To Help US Charities
This Reddit Community Is All About Sharing Cases Of “Mild Vandalism” And Here Are The Best Examples
Fear and Loathing in Comics: Jim Mahfood's Superb Illustrations
Italian Graphic Designer Emanuele Abrate Perfectly Fixes The ‘World’s Worst Logos’
Portraying Black Power Through Afrofuturism
Victorian Christmas Cards That Are As Creepy As Those Times Themselves
Lego Minifigure Tattoos by Polish Tattoo Artist Max Pniewski
The World of the Wild (and Not-so-Wild) West: A Paintings by Morgan Weistling
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years
Someone Recreates 65 Metal Album Covers With Characters From The Simpsons And It’s Hilariously