In the season of giving, we need to stop gatekeeping and start sharing our secret to amazing art! Tom Haubrick is our side hustle artist feature of THIS month and YOU. CAN’T. MISS. THIS. While he regularly tattoos at Big Trouble Tattoo, I think the only one who will be in big trouble is ME if I don’t share his @’s! He has been drawing most of his life and has been painting for roughly 20 years. He has had his fair share of side hustles throughout his life, including pottery, comic books, and all things art. While we are all guilty of our phone being in our hands 24/7, let’s take some advice from the one and only Tom Haubrick.. “Put down your phone and draw something!”--
This month we are raffling off some amazing pieces from Tom! If you would like to be entered to win these items please purchase a raffle ticket featured on our website or click HERE.
Where do you tattoo?
I tattoo at Big Trouble Tattoo.
What’s your SIDE HUSTLE?
Besides tattooing I paint and draw pretty regularly. I make a bunch of books and various merchandise with my art. I recently started branding my art under the name Overcast, but I’m not sure at the moment if I will keep the name or not. I also write and draw comics. check out haubscomix!
How’d you get into your side hustle?
I’ve been drawing forever but I started painting seriously around 2003ish. I started showing in a few Los Angeles galleries that time, most of which are all gone now. I also started doing conventions or local art markets around then. All of those kept me producing new things pretty regularly, and I just kept doing it since then.
How do you find time to work on your side hustle after tattooing/drawing/running Social media and all the other tasks we have as tattooers?
I actively make time for it. I don’t go out that much anymore. Nowadays I feel it’s all rolled into the job of being an independent artist.
You think it’s important for tattooers to have other creative outlets?
Yes, definitely. So much growth comes from experimenting on your own.
Do you have a creative outlet that you’d rather not turn into a hustle? Something just for YOU that helps you escape or relax?
Video games maybe? It’s not so creative but definitely takes my mind off work. haha. I want to get into pottery again. I really enjoyed it in college and miss building things with my hands.
Do you have a bigger picture or a vision of where your side hustle could take you?
I’d love to be able to paint/draw full time and tattoo on occasion. That’s my main goal these days.
Any Advice for Tattooers that are interested in building up a new SIDE HUSTLE?
Do it! you won’t regret it.
Thanks Austin and the Maverick crew for the support! Thanks to everyone at Big Trouble and Nice Guy for the fun times and inspiration, and a big THANK YOU to my wife Jessie who is the absolute best.
Random knowledge drops/closing statements?
Put down your phone and draw something!
How do we find your SIDE HUSTLE?
Check my work at www.tomhaubrick.com There’s links to everything I do there.