Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Alcerro.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Christopher. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve spent most of my life as an artist. Drawing cartoons as a kid was my favorite pastime. little did I know how much of an impact my art would have on my adult life. I knew being an artist is all I ever wanted to be. I work with Acrylics, charcoal pencils and even digital drawings. Tattooing by far has been the hardest medium to work with. Using someone’s skin as a canvas can be a little intimidating because it’s unforgiving. I was lucky to have supporting parents. At the age of 17, they bought me my first machine and everything I needed to do my first tattoo. I started tattooing close friends, family and anybody who gave me the opportunity to practice on them. As a beginner of course I made many mistakes, but we all have to start somewhere. I dedicated 11 years to tattooing and yet it feels like I’ve just begun.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In this profession or any artistic way of life, you have to have a strong belief in yourself. Manifesting something out of nothing is never easy. Along the way I’ve learned that no one has a smooth road. You have to be able to focus and expect so much from yourself. I don’t regret any struggles I’ve faced, it has made me who I am today. It has laid the foundation to my character to having confidence to embrace the artist I am today.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
As a tattoo artist, I focus on creating custom art that varies in style from day to day inspirations. These inspirations can come from other artists, nature, family or what I’m going through in life. Tattooing is labeled with terms like realism, black and grey, neo-traditional, color realism etc. It’s all the same to me, just different ways to express myself. I’m proud to have a wide range in art, keeping people guessing and never hindering my capabilities to one form.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory in my childhood was sitting alongside my mother and drawing an alien. She was the first to inspire me by simply sketching her interpretation of an alien. I thought it was the most amazing thing and I’ve been drawing ever since.
- Address: 9545 Reseda Blvd #2, Northridge, CA 91324
- Website: Cnalcerro.com
- Phone: 8189833022
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Chrisalcerro