There are thousands of “follow your dreams” success stories out there. So much, in fact, that it has become a bit of a cliché in today’s world. However, despite some people being skeptical about many of them as they often involve some form of change, risk, or discomfort, it doesn’t negate the fact that they happen and that people are better off as a result.

A tattoo artist and avid anime fan, inkbypnut on Twitter, recently decided to sell his entire anime collection to finance his anime tattoo shop. He asked Twitter for some help in making it successful, and Twitter delivered.

Artist decides to follow his dream by selling 10k dollars worth of anime collectibles to buy a tattoo shop

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Just a few days ago, on November 25, inkbypnut posted a tweet of him in an empty commercial space with the caption: “Hey twitter sold all my anime [stuff] to buy my first anime tattoo shop… I’m located in downtown Dallas Texas… opening day is Dec 7th, I hope this goes viral so I can start my anime collect over!”

The artist sold off quite a sizable amount of anime collectibles—to the amount of 10,000 US dollars. So far, he reinvested the money into a commercial space for his tattoo shop, as evident in a video and photos posted on his Instagram account.

The artist also filmed his new tattoo shop to be

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Since then, his post went viral, garnering nearly 40,000 retweets and over 93,000 likes in just 3 days. On top of that, a number of Twitter users reached out to help his business. From interior decoration to replenishing his anime collection to booking appointments prior to opening, people were there to support his dream.

This stroke of good luck couldn’t have come at a better time. The artist has had a rough year in which his house burned down, he had to sleep in cars, and worked his hide off to make ends meet. He is happy to announce that he will be hiring 8 artists, a piercer, and some shop hands. The shop will be called 1UP Ink.

Here are some highlights of the tattoo artist’s work

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