We had the good fortune of connecting with Steven Aguilar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Steven, how do you think about risk?
In my eyes I believe that we should take risk in life . Sometimes you have to take risk in order for you to get better experience but you also have to pick and choose in what situations to take risk. In my career I have taken many risk and that has got me where I am today . I wouldn’t be a great tattoo artist if I never took the risk to tattoo things I didn’t think I was capable of .

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In the tattoo industry there are a lot of different type of methods of work . I feel my technique is very unique and it sets me apart from others. Not many people can grasp stipple shading and I’ve managed to master it. I’m very proud of myself and how far I have come. When I first started I honestly have to say I sucked . I didn’t ever think I’d be where I am today. I’ve achieved a lot along the way and have had good and bad experiences . I’ve learned is great to take smart risk and to never give up .Today I am still learning to better my skills and will always be open to try new designs . I will never stop tattooing , since being a kid this has been my life-long dream.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I don’t do too much partying but when I want to relax I’d take a walk at the beach .

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to take the time to shoutout my team at SD Tattoo they have given me a great opportunity and helped me be what I am today . I also want to shoutout my wife for always pushing me to get out of my comfort zone because she believes in me . Lastly, to my clients they also believe in me and push me to keep going . Thank you all , I love making my clients happy .

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