We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Lucky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is pretty much my job as a tattoo artist in every way. The reason I have a calling to tattooing my whole life is because no matter what job I always had, good money or not, I was still just getting by but wasn’t happy. I wanted to do something everyday that I actually cared about. I wanted to live my life with some sort of meaning. Nowadays, the risk more involve stepping out of comfort zones, or trying to convince a client of a change in design process for the better, even if it results in changing their original idea. I love to take risks, because even if you fail, you know that you believed in yourself enough to give it your all, and you will try again.
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.
I’ve been attracted to art in general my entire life, it’s the only thing that really sent me to the zone of my mind. Art let me express myself when I didn’t know how to most. It wasn’t until I had my kiddo that I really started to pay attention to how much it meant to me, it also took tons of different kind of jobs to even learn the personal skills to allow myself to believe that tattooing was what I was meant for. What I love the most about art is that you can take an idea and bring your own visions about life to the design. Break the rules, give a flower blue leaves, make a red rose have eyeballs for no reason at all. You have to appreciate the fundamentals of the medium, but you can still throw your own twist to it as well, and I think my personal style fully represents that mentality.
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.
Honestly, Denver has a lot of rad places. One of my favorite stores I guess, would have to be FashioNation. It’s a rockabilly/punk rock store and the owners are so amazing and have been a big part of Denver history for over 30 years. Right next door is Herman’s hideaway, down south a bit more is the gothic, and that’s just a couple of the amazing venues where so many punk, rockabilly, and metal shows happen, if you’re into that, shows here are a must! There’s also so many awesome art nights as well that happen during the summer and you have to give so much credit to those people for making a community that care for one another, and just wants to make art.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give shout outs to truthfully everybody in my life that actually believed in what I thought was my own dreams. That goes for the countless artists that I have had the pleasure of working with, and my family that actually pushed me to believe in myself.