I like to share with you my thoughts to help you find the best tattoo artist in your area, so you will get your dream tattoo. I know from my own experience finding the right person can be daunting, and you want to get this step right because there is no point having the best tattoo design, if your tattoo artist is not the best.
So, how do you find a really good tattoo artist in your area? Word of mouth is a really good option because the person who is giving you this information can show you the artist work on their body, so you can determine for yourself if you like his or her style, and this is an important point, as tattoo artists are like any other artist, in that they have their preferred style, as we do. I think it would be better to work with someone in sync with your own ideas rather than just going through the motions.
If you use the above method I would also get the name of the tattoo parlour this person works at, and pay a visit before you commit to something you may regret. Look around to see how clean the shop is, an important point if you don’t want to walk out with more than a tattoo. Go through the flash catalogues and what is on the walls to see if you like what they present. also, does it look like a happy work place; you don’t want your body inked by someone who is tense or angry.
Secondly, if you don’t know anyone with tattoos then don’t be afraid to walk up to an inked person and ask questions. most tattooed people are very proud of their tattoos and are happy to talk about them.
Another option is to join a reputable tattoo design site. at the end of this article you will see a link to my site where I have information on the best 4 design sites on the internet. To give you some idea of why to choose this option, one of these sites has over 10,000 tattoo studios to choose from 38 countries, and I can tell you from experience this was a big help. I am from Melbourne, Australia and I found plenty of good artists to choose from, plus they have an area where members rate tattoo artists, both good and bad. Helpful information, I’d say.
And a membership in one of the above design sites gives you access to thousands of award winning designs, and you get to see these designs in the comfort of your own lounge room. now, if you don’t think that is important I will tell you a story of where I went wrong. for my first tattoo I made all of the above mistakes. I picked a tattoo parlour (just because it was close to home), I had an idea in my head what I wanted (snake and dagger tattoo), and I walked out with a tribal butterfly tattoo?
How could this happen, you may ask? Bad preparation, for starters; once you have decided on your design take a copy of it and say this is what I want. your tattoo artist can always make suggestions to alter or improve your choice, and there is nothing wrong with that, but in the end you have to be happy, or end up like me, paying for an expensive cover-up.
So, don’t do as I have done, do as I do, and join a tattoo design site, you won’t regret it. I hope this article has been of some benefit to you and if you would like to now go to my site and see what I was talking about, here it is: http://guidetotattoodesigns.com