We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Liule and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Passion. I love what I do. Passion fuels hard work and determination making success possible. If you pour your heart into your craft, it’ll also translate into how you treat your clients and the quality of your work. Passion is the key to self motivation and determination to never give up; to be resilient when presented with obstacles because success is hard work. Everyone starts somewhere. Rarely do you ever see anyone succeeding overnight. You’ll have to be willing to go that extra mile to overcome any hardships that are thrown your way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a cosmetic tattoo artist. I help women and men feel confident in their own skin by enhancing their natural features. Brows make a huge difference in how someone perceives themselves by giving them that extra confidence boost. It lifts and frames their face which helps many of my clients feel less of a need for makeup. When they do want to wear makeup, it cuts down the time people spend getting ready allowing them to dedicate their time to other tasks. I wouldn’t say my journey has been hard nor has it been easy. Every business goes through their highs and lows. When I get stressed out from work, I channel my energy on the positives to keep pushing through and to focus on producing quality work, whether it’s for 1 client or 100 clients. It will always pay off in the end. The biggest lesson I have learned along the way is to be nice to yourself. As an artist you are always going to be your own worst critic. Beating myself over one less than stellar job isn’t going to make anything better. I’ve learned to dust myself off, get back up, keep practicing, and take what I’ve learned from that mistake to improve with my next. When you spend all your time working, it’s easy to get caught up in it and not allow yourself some time to self care. Be nice to yourself and take care of yourself because without you, your business won’t exist.
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.
The food culture in SoCal is phenomenal. There’s so many amazing restaurants you can try from trendy new places to mom and pop shops. I personally enjoy supporting smaller business so I’d take her to all my favorite local restaurants. Oc and Lau, Ootoro sushi, Santouka Ramen, all the different boba shops to name a few. If it’s not already obvious, I live off of Asian food. Pre Covid-19, there’s so many beautiful pop up art exhibits. Those are always worth checking out for some fun photos to document their time here. We’re spoiled here in SoCal. We have the mountains with beautiful hikes with stunning views to the different beaches all within an hour drive. You can pick from an array of nature scenes here.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Oliver. His patience as I work long hours and his willingness to pick up day to day tasks that I’m unable to do. When time isn’t on my side and I get overwhelmed with the amount of work load, my husband takes on the role of my assistant. He help with my inventory, accounting, and administrative work. With his help, I’m able to focus on my clients and delivering good work.