Backpiece Journey

I am sure of one thing, and one thing only, that this opportunity, this experience, this journey... is going to change our lives forever.
— Nicholas Black (Tattooist & Owner at Origin Tattoo & Art Gallery)

Full Backpiece Tattoo Giveaway

A ONE YEAR JOURNEY WE WILL TAKE TOGETHER.

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NICHOLAS BLACK

Hello my dearest friends, my truest supporters, my greatest inspirations, my name is Nicholas Black. I am a tattooist, an artist, and a man of passion, but most importantly, I am inspired. I have the utmost intentions with the words I am about to have you read, as I feel an absolute necessity in making sure you grasp the full understanding in the opportunity I am laying before you. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions I have ever made in my tattooing career, a decision I have put a lot of thought into, but the time for thinking has ended, as our time has come, for you to make the decision too.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019 marks the day in which I will meet the very important recipient of my first annual, full backpiece tattoo giveaway. The human I will share the next year of my life creating a breathtaking master piece with. The human who will connect with me, believe in me, and allow for us to discover ourselves through the journey of the arts creation. This is my desire, my hope, my dream, to take part in this experience with you, in shedding all fear to share the essential commitment, determination, and selflessness necessary in seeing our vision realized.

I want to speak slightly more literal in ensuring you understand your promise to me and this project if you were to hear your name drawn from the raffle. I am making myself vulnerable and making myself available so I will offer full transparency, as this giveaway is the most rewarding, exhilarating, yet terrifying prize I could provide. Falling on the simple notion behind the importance in our mutual commitment, the acknowledgment that we need each other, and at no point will that ever change.

I need you and you need me. Speaking truly from the heart, I recognize what a beautiful vulnerability this is. I know how extremely genuine of a relationship this will create between you and I. I know what an absolutely incredible piece of artwork this will inspire. This journey we will partake on together is unlike any other, one that will surely test us both, every step of the way. But it is impossible for me to ignore the priceless rewards and benefits we will receive while walking this sacred path together. I want that for you, and I want that for me, but we cannot travel this path alone. This is our time to see what walking into the unknown is like, exploring our potential, pushing our limits, and testing our boundaries. I am sure of one thing, and one thing only, that this opportunity, this experience, this journey… is going to change our lives forever.

KEY CRITERIA CHECKLIST FOR ELIGIBLE ENTRY:

  • ENTIRELY BLANK CANVAS

    • TATTOO COVERS FULL BACK, MAY INCLUDE BUTT IF ENHANCES DESIGN

    • NO COVERUPS (very small tattoos may be an exception, please contact me directly)

    • NO LARGE SCARS OR MAJOR MEDICAL INJURIES

  • FULL COMMITMENT TO A YEAR SPENT TATTOOING

    • YOU ARE PROMISING TO MAINTAIN YOUR TATTOO APPOINTMENTS AT THE HIGHEST OF PRIORITIES

    • FOR THE YEAR 2019, BEGINNING IN MARCH, YOU WILL BE TATTOOED EVERY MONTH OR UNTIL COMPLETION

    • I HAVE PRE-SCHEDULED ALL THE TATTOO DATES (75% WEEKEND DATES) AS MY YEAR OF 2019 IS FULLY BOOKED

  • CREATION OF THE ART: THE DESIGN PROCESS

    • LIKE ALL OF MY ART, THIS WILL BE A HAND DRAWN, GENUINELY ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART

    • IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR YOU TO IDENTIFY WITH THE ART AS MUCH AS I DO

    • WE WILL MUTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE BIRTH OF OUR FINAL CONCEPT. EQUALLY SHARING IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS, WORKING TOGETHER TO EVOLVE THIS DESIGN TO THE FURTHEST REACHES OF OUR IMAGINATION

    • ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND, THE POTENTIAL IS LIMITLESS