We had the good fortune of connecting with Calvin Maryland and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Calvin, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be a remembrance of the hard work and dedication I have for my craft. Nothing was handed to me as an entrepreneur/business owner. I’ve worked hard and stayed committed to learning and perfecting my art.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is my passion ever since a little kid I can remember drawing and painting just to pass time. What sets me apart I feel is my artistic style that can adapt to almost any style of tattoo. Being a well rounded artist has definitely helped me and my business move further. I’ve been able to have my business for almost a decade due the personal relationships I build with my clients and just being dedicated to always providing the best tattoo for my clients.I’ve faced many challenges throughout my career. Wether it be hiring a good staff or just planning for the future of the business. One thing I’ve learned about owning and operating a business is that you never know what tomorrow may bring. That’s what keep me excited and always ready for the next step/challenge. I would like the world to know that I’ve been working and working very hard to obtain all my goals in life. Nothing has been handed to me and through that I’ve learned all about hard work! And that’s what people should know about my brand Studio4tattoo is a hard working brand for people that are dedicated to becoming the best they can be and always staying dedicated to the craft.
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.
I come from a small town of sierravista AZ. I like to stay local. One my favorite restaurants is Texas Roadhouse. It’s great for a beer or nice dinner with friends and family. Tombstone and Bisbee offer an array of different food and sights to see.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I remember working at a auto Detailer shop and wanting more from life. All while I had a daughter on the way. I wanted more not only for my self but for my family. I decided to go all in with my tattoo carrier because of my daughter and I haven’t looked back since. She is still the reason I work as hard as I do along with my two sons.
A special thank you to my children caliana, Calvin jr and Corey. You are my world and dedicate my life’s work to you all.