TATTOO & DESIGN HOME STUDIO
Hi everyone, my name is Mauricio, I am from Costa Rica, I moved to China in 2013. I have been living in China for 5 years, it has been an amazing experience and this is my story:
There are a few important events that happened in my life on the last 5 years since I moved to China which have made me come to take 2 important decisions. The first event is I met my soulmate I met her on Christmas 2013, first we became friends and after a series of different events and decisions we moved to live together sharing a small apartment in 2015. However in 2016 she got the opportunity to make her Master's Degree in Australia which I supported as it was a great opportunity for her life and career. In Christmas eve 2016 I had an accident on my Electric Motorcycle, in March 2017 She moved to Australia,these are 3 of the most important events that impacted my life during this time living in China.
These events have me taking 2 decisions, she inspired me with her determination so I took the first decision which is that I want to go back to school to finish my degree in Arts and Design,and the second decision is I want to study in Sydney, Australia.
What ISN'T campaign about? My campaign is not for asking money to pay for my travel and tuition costs to move to Australia to study. I want to work hard and earn the opportunity to accomplish my final goal, however Sydney is a pricey place specially for education, I went there for vacation last year for 3 weeks and I did some research about people that moved there for working or studying, about schools and visa and work opportunities as student, also the art and design environment and other life style factors and I loved it and I believe that being here in China, Australia really poses as a great opportunity for what I want to do with my life for the next 10-20 years.
So what IS my campaign about? well as I said Sydney is a pricey place specially for studying and specially if I compare the expenses in AUD with my Chinese Income in CNY. Don't get me wrong I am blessed with a good job, that pay my bills and allow me to have a comfortable enough life in China, but is not as good to save enough money for me to move to Australia and sign up into a school.
So my Campaign is about this project I have, like I said I have some Art and design Background, also the last year I went into a 1year internship to learn the art of Tattooing on a Tattoo Studio here in Hangzhou, now by no means I want to say I am the best designer, artist, tattooist that there is in town, but I am passionate about it, and i know I have potential as an artist.
People that have enjoyed and experienced my work have show interest also many other people that have seen it indirectly have liked it as well. In many cases they have paid for my work, so I want to use this into my advantage as a part time job that can propel a second source of income in a more consistent and stable way.
The money: All the money that I could raise through this campaign will be utilized to get some second hand equipment such as a special Chair, and arm support, an UV sterilizing unit, special Thermal Printer, Lamps, fix my laptop etc, Plus new supplies such as the Tattoo Machines, needles, medical cleaning tissues, gloves, power supply, inks etc.Since I have a full time day Job, and in order to utilize the studio the best way, I will partner/sub-rent with another intern artist that can utilize/rent the studio during the day and that I can utilize the studio during the late afternoon and evening that way it can be more efficient and I will be able to capitalize from it even when I am not using it.
The Home studio: This Home Studio will allow me to produce an extra income that will help me finance my school tuition and travel costs after 1-1 1/5 year. Also will give me a window to Improve my skills and develop a Professional Portfolio that will help me find better Academic and Work options. The main Idea of the project is to enable part of my flat as an under
budget Home Studio for Graphic Design and Tattoo art by splitting the area of the living room and dinning room by transforming the the living room into a multipurpose area and enabling the dinning room
as the Home Studio.
By contacting various suppliers here in China I have calculated a basic Budget to enable the space and install the minimum equipment on my Flat. With this in mind I believe I can kick start this project with a minimum of USD$5,000.00 (Say USD Five Thousand and cents Zero)
In Exchange for your donations, I will be able to offer some of my personalized drawing works in exchange, Please consider that all my works are hand made and based upon the volume of backers the time of delivery may vary from 2 weeks to more than a month also depends on your location. I will work on a basis of first come first served, the cartoons that are not digital and of course the tattoos are only available for people that are in China or that can come to China to retrieve the reward.
I am very grateful already if you have invested the time to read this, and I will highly appreciate any help. If you have backed me up without selecting any rewards, please feel free, if you can, to visit my Home studio once is up and running, I will be more than happy to offer you a cup of tea or coffee and a nice chat and if you are into tattoos I can offer you a 10% discount on a tattoo.
Thank you very much and best regards!