Clearwater, Florida native Dan Price continues his reign in the tattoo industry. Dan is a traveling high-end black and gray tattoo artist. Aside from some artists who put profits over relationships, Dan prioritizes solidifying his client’s visions throughout every collaboration. “I like to connect with my clients on a deeper level than dollar signs and small talk. Some of the most important friendships and advice in my life have come from sitting with individuals for hours, sharing more than surface-level thoughts on life, business, etc., and seeing how much we all have in common at the end of the day.”
From the young age of 10 up until he was 17 years Dan spent his free time making hip-hop beats and drawing. Although it was something he spent a lot of time doing, it was something other than what he was focused on. At one point, he lost all of his music due to his hard-driving crashing. Soon after this misfortune, he started to take his art more seriously. Losing his hard drive sparked the realization that he was blessed with another gift he could strive to take advantage of. He would later start an apprenticeship at a local shop while enrolled in college. He went to school to learn the proper illustration skills and different techniques while also learning an actual trade that he could combine to propel himself in a better direction. Soon into his apprenticeship, he fell in love with the grind of tattooing.
Some of Dan’s clients are celebrities and athletes like Future, Justin Bieber, Xzibit, Ronny J, John Geiger, Don Benjamin, James Connor, and more. Though he has a more decorated clientele list than most tattoo artists, Dan stays humbled and doesn’t like to be anything more than a regular guy like anyone else. He has high expectations and is extremely hard on himself to keep striving to be the best at what he does.
According to Price, to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be willing to push through all the “No’s” and “Good lucks.” “It takes flying out on a few hours notice and missing money and family at home to sacrifice for your brand. It takes shutting up and listening over speaking out and knowing it all. Most importantly, it takes someone who is okay with failure, okay with long-term goal seeking, and sharp with being responsible when making a “next move” so as not to lose it all.” Make sure to follow Dan Price on Instagram here.