Tat2X: Where did you grow up?
Charity Hamidullah: Rochester, New York.
Tat2X: What inspired you to become an artist?
Charity Hamidullah: As a child I saw my mother doodle; my father was from head to toe covered in my style and creative with his writing. Creativity was all around me and being an artist seemed natural when I looked to the world for my source of inspiration.
Tat2X: Do you prefer working at a larger scale?
Charity Hamidullah: I love all scales of pieces. Large or small; there is always a lesson in the piece.
Tat2X: How do you choose your subject matter?
Charity Hamidullah: My subject matter is usually chosen from my environment. What I see on my daily walks and through interactions inspire my artwork and the narratives behind them.
Tat2X: Which artists have inspired you?
Charity Hamidullah: So many; the list is literally endless. Some of my tops are New Jac , Tom Davii, Yuzly Matherin, Charley Palmer, C. Flux Sing, Phyllis Iller, Roger Parrilla, Tim Furlow, Danger Dave , Iron Palm Tattoos, Black Owl Tattoos, City of Ink and this is just the beginning . Atlanta is a renaissance of phenomenal artists and I am so honored to be able to know them!
Tat2X: What is your favorite media to work with?
Charity Hamidullah: I love Acrylic at this moment.
Tat2X: Have you had any unusual commission requests?
Charity Hamidullah: Being a tattoo artist for 16 years; nothing in life is unusual.
Tat2X: Do you have any goals or things you want to accomplish as an artist?
Charity Hamidullah: My goal is just to create, grow everyday as an artist, and inspire as many people as possible around me.
Tat2X: Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?
Learn as much as possible from every single being around you. Anyone and everyone can teach you something. From artist friends, to clients, people you would normally pass by to those you who you adore. Some of my greatest knowledge upon art and life has been obtained at murals talking to some amazing people who pass by; some were homeless, others lived in the neighborhood. But, all had knowledge that I will carry with me forever.
Tat2X: Since we usually interview Tattoo artists, do you have any tattoo related stories you’d like to share with us?
Charity Hamidullah: Before 2022, I had been tattooing for 16 years and have had so many awesome moments. The biggest thing that sticks out to me is the power that tattooing has to connect people. From artist to client, I’ve met some of my best friends, I’ve learned so many stories; have grown with families, learned lessons ect. My clients have become friends, sometimes gotten married, will connect with others just on the sole fact of their shared love for body art. Snd, it’s been really beautiful to witness the power of this art.
Tat2X: What are your favorite foods?
Charity Hamidullah: I love alllllll food, but some of my favorites is cream cheese, avocado, Thai inspired cuisines and RAMEN!
Tat2X: What do you do to relax?
Charity Hamidullah: To relax, I like to sit in a hot sauna with some meditation music and turn the lights off. Perspire studio is my favorite! It really helps me cleanse my mind.
Tat2X: Is there anything else we should know about you or your studio?
Not at this time ! Thank you for your time as you read this interview.
More About Charity Hamidullah:
From Charity’s Website: “Charity Hamidullah is a multi-disciplinary artist from Rochester, New York currently creating in Atlanta, Georgia. Through the exploration of daily life as well as environments; Hamidullah utilizes the power of art to dive deeper into her purpose and connect with others.”