We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Trujillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christian, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“There is no dumb question unless the one you don’t ask”. With this being said, if you never ask you will never find out and will forever live for the rest of your life asking yourself ,”man, what if or what if i would’ve done it or asked, i could’ve made it or etc”. Now you will never know.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It all started when i was at the age of 12 ,seeing my uncle draw many characters of walt disney and Scooby doo. He bought me my first wooden pencil and ever since I couldn’t stop nor resist the love for drawing and later throughout high school,i started getting much better with lettering and portraits and that was when i develop graffiti and took it to the next level. Like every other trip it comes to an end and i got caught vandalizing by the sheriffs and they urged me to speak up but never did . They did recommend me to use my talent for something greater then vandalizing the walls, make it pay off the right and professional way but if one thing i did learn from my pops even own my own never give up anyone and keep it real . Of course i look up to other peoples and brands work, such as retna,mr. cartoon, revok, augor , born x raised,stussy the hundreds, diamonds ,supreme etc, so thats the goal but greater in a respectfully way.
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?
Of course it is a must at our cruel n revolve flagship grab a beer and enjoy the good vibes,get a tattoo from the legend himself Herchell , take them to the beach go grab a few more beers at dtla and you know if your really from L.A. the tacos is a must at the end of the night.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a huge shoutout to my right hand and partnership Richard Trujillo ,not only for being there as a brother but my right hand ,we’ve been through some rough times a roller coaster and no matter the situation we always manage to keep looking forward with our chins up high. Greg Reynoso owner of Linqmag ,taking us in to our very first podcast to opening many doors and cant forget the one and only legend Herchell Carrasco owner of Pachuco Tattoos for mentoring and just soaking our brains with so much and i mean so much information and pointers .
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jonathan molina – @yoneh7