We had the good fortune of connecting with Charmain Daniels and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charmain, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’ve always been into Art and think it’s one of those things that comes naturally for me. I began my artistic career at the age of 16. I became a tattoo artist at an early age and it was the joy of my life for over 13 years. In 2017, I decided it was time to pursue different categories of art. I began freelance writing again, started photography and got into the beauty industry. I was able to apply what I’ve learned while tattooing to new realms expression.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Starting out as a beauty blogger, it wasn’t easy breaking into the beauty industry. You have to face your fears and insecurities almost immediately. It’s a highly social industry that leaves you open to high criticism. I wasn’t scared of the criticism because Ive learned to use it to create a way to better myself. I was scared of the social parts and had to overcome the anxiety of starting conversations. I’m more of a behind the scenes person so being the face of my own brand was something I had to learn to do over the last three years.
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?
Here in Houston, there are so many places to eat, drink and be merry! One of my very favorite restaurants here to have brunch is Cyclone Anaya’s. I’d definitely recommend taking a stroll the Houston Arts District to check out the murals and paintings along Washington Ave.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My success comes from all of the people that support me. A huge chunk of my drive and ambition comes from knowing that I represent women like me. We not only think outside the box, we’re also very comfortable coloring outside the lines in life. I owe so many thanks to my family for always encouraging me to be myself no matter what.