We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheyanne Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cheyanne, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
My work ethic for sure! I’ve always been very eager to succeed as much as possible and work hard.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Tattooing is so vastly diverse in every aspect, which is awesome to see in everyone’s work. I personally enjoy my color work and having heavy saturation in my tattoos. Everyone has things they do or don’t like to do, but I feel like I excel more in the color category. Was it easy? Heck no and it still isn’t. Tattooing is a profession where you’re constantly growing and learning. Especially starting from scratch, it’s extremely difficult and very emotional draining. I did and still am overcoming those challenges by having a healthy balance between work and my personal life. Whether it be spending time with my animals and boyfriend or taking time alone and enjoying hobbies. Separating yourself from work helps a lot!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I live right in the middle of Montana where the closest city with a bigger population than 6k people is 2 hours. I hope my friend likes the outdoors because we’ll be backpacking in the mountains, riding horses, or fishing the cricks around here. Being able to cook food on the fire and be outside is incredible out here. There’s too many mountain ranges around to just pick one, but I would take them up to Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy mountains first if we’re staying within an hour.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jonny Crist. He helped me get through my apprenticeship and actually took the time to sit down with me to draw and understand tattoo composition. I was failing with little guidance and didn’t know what to do. He took the time to meet for breakfast multiple times a week to sit down and talk about fundamentals and taught me quite a bit.