With the help of a tattoo artist, a tattoo-covered tattooist has decided to become a vegan.
Raul Hernandez, who’s been tattooing since he was in kindergarten, says he loves the attention.
“I don`t really think about what I have on my body at the moment,” he said.
Hernandez says he`s trying to become vegan and has no intention of going back to traditional tattooing practices.
“We`re not really tattooing anymore.
We are tattooing because we love it.
We do it because we have to,” Hernandez said.”
The tattoo is a part of us and it is part of our identity, but it`s not what it was designed for.”
Hernandez, who has worked in the tattoo industry for years, said the tattoo on his leg was a part that he never wanted to give up.
“It`s a piece of my history.
I feel like I`m not allowed to give it up.
I think it`ll be there for a long time,” he explained.
He said the pain of his tattoo has helped him grow as a person, and the new vegan lifestyle allows him to focus on other things.
“For me, it`t about going to a tattoo parlor.
It`s more about being a vegan,” Hernandez explained.
Hazila said he will still be tattooing at least once a week, and he hopes to have a tattoo out of this new lifestyle by the end of the year.
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