what happens when you decide to fully commit
On this episode of the Real Rebel Podcast, I talk with Stephanie Chevier, the badass artist behind Ink Dust Tattoo.
Stephanie’s work has been very rapidly picking up ever since she decided to dive two feet into her career as a hand poke tattoo artist. You will love her. She is incredibly tuned in, open-minded, and unapologetic about who she is and the gifts she has to offer.
What hand poke tattooing is
The importance of human touch and fear around vulnerability
Why Stephanie’s word for 2018 was expansion
Mushrooms and Stephanie’s affinity for nature
The terrifying decision to commit to her dream full-time
The starving artist narrative and how she let it go
What happened when she made the decision to fully commit to her tattooing
The risk of putting your heart out there
What the edge means to Stephanie and why pushing past it is challenging but necessary
The loss of Megan Scraper, Alexey Lyakh, and Ryker Gamble
How Stephanie helps herself move through grief and loss
How self-doubt shows up for Stephanie and what she does to remedy it
The stories we tell ourselves, where they come from, and how to unravel them
The power of women rising and the excitement of the generations to come
The balance and acceptance of the masculine and feminine within and the importance of the freedom to express each
Relationships and the importance of putting it all out there
The moon, natural cycles, and the cosmos
Creative resistance and pushing past it
What is the favourite tattoo on your body?
What’s a book you’ve read recently that impacted you the most?
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
What is your Rebel cause?
LINKS & MENTIONS
Steph’s Instagram: @ink.dust
The Gifts of Imperfection - Book by Brene Brown
The Soul of Money - Book by Lynne Twist
Intro/Transition/Outro: Custom Track by Extra Deluxe