Sara Fabel is a Finnish model, illustrator, tattoo artist and actress currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Sara lived her early and late teenage years in Helsinki, Finland. She worked as a primary school teacher (grades 1-9) until moving to Australia and pursuing a career as an illustrator and later transferring in to tattooing. Her tattoo work is well know for it’s bold lifework and fine lines.
In this episode, Sara discusses:
-How she went from being a teacher to making her first tattoo.
-How she deals with having a large following and how it can sometimes negatively affect her relationships.
-Trying to only work with and surround herself with people who are good people.
-The difference between highbrow and lowbrow art in terms of social media followers.
-The notion of ego and how toxic it can be.
-How some A-list tattooers can abuse their power.
-How a tattoo is not just the piece of art on your body, but it also comes with the memories of getting the tattoo and having a conversation with the artist.
-The importance of tapping into other people’s energy.
-Doing collaborations with Megan Jean Morris, Ryan Murray, Pony Wave and Cory Divine
-The purpose that writing served for her.
-Her advice for people who have multiple interests, to get specific and hone in on one specific niche.
-How young artists should be prepared to be comfortable being broke while they are starting their careers (and how to not let any emotions attached to that get into their art).
Sara’s Final Push will remind you that you are your own worst enemy if you are telling yourself that you can’t do it. You can!
“I make a conscious effort to only work with people that are morally nice.”
“If you’re willing to get very specific, you’re going to cut out 90% of the market, but that 10% is willing to invest in you more.”
“I think it’s important to be prepared to be really poor when you’re an artist because that time is you working towards the bigger purpose.”
“If you’re going to say ‘I can’t do it,’ you’re the only thing standing between you and the success. You are your own worst enemy.”
“Tattooer” vs “Tattoo Artist” w/ Sara Fabel & Megan Jean Morris [YouTube]
Connect with Sara:
Website / Facebook / Instagram
On the next episode:
Mike Lowery : Website / Instagram