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You may already know what tattoo you are going to get. if not, where do you find your inspiration? The answer may be in tattoo galleries.
If you have been yearning to get a tattoo for some time, what is stopping you? Is it the apprehension of visiting a tattoo studio? Perhaps you’re concerned about how much pain is involved? are you worried about what other people will think of it?
One of key reasons may well be that you simple aren’t sure what tattoo to get yet. Perhaps you have an idea of a general style but aren’t sure of which individual design to choose.
So where can you look?
If you visit any local tattoo studios you will find many designs on the walls and in picture albums to look at. however from my experience the availability can be limited. after all, there are only so many physical designs that can be held in a room aren’t there?
Added to that is the pressure of choosing something in a public arena. while you are walking around the studio looking at the walls, you will have other customers getting in the way and perhaps a tattoo artist that keeps asking you if you need any help.
It’s perfectly natural to feel a little rushed in this environment. The artist is only looking after you. but it’s the same in any shop or store. sometimes you JUST WANT TO LOOK IN YOUR OWN TIME
You don’t have to do this anymore. much like any shopping experience, you can do it in the comfort of you own home. Here are some key points to help you choose an ideal tattoo gallery design.
1. Open Google ( or any other search engine) and type in tattoo gallery. There will be plenty to look at. Pick a few from the first page and have a look through the sites.
2. Spend a lot of time looking at all of the available images on offer. if you’re happy to pay for further access into a site then do so. if you want free, You’ll find sites that let you look at the flash designs but not print them off.
3. Now, here’s the trick. Once you have found the ideal design, get some tracing paper and put it on the computer screen (this works best with a laptop as the screen folds almost flat). Lightly trace out the design so that you have an approximate version of the tattoo.
4. do this a number of times until you have a many copies. Now you can experiment with colours to see which you would prefer. The reason for doing all this is to spend time with the tattoo and to get a feel for the design, and make sure you are still happy with it. You may start to lose interest in the design after all this work which is a key indicator.
5. Take your drawings to a tattoo artist. explain in detail what you want. ask the tattoo artist to log onto the same site so that he/she can get a good look at what you have traced from. they should be skilled enough to drawing something up from scratch. Your drawings should have now some different colouring choices for you to discuss with the tattoo artist. they should be able to give you plenty of advice on colouring.
When starting any business, it’s important to gain any required training and/or education. when starting a tattoo business in particular, there may be certain training, certification and other requirements that must be met prior to opening a studio. Because of the nature of business, you will need to know how to properly sterilize the equipment and educate customers on how to care for their new tattoo in order to prevent infection. the best way to learn about local license and/or industry requirements is to call the local business office and explain the type of business that you would like to open.
Once your training and any necessary licensing are both successfully completed, it will be time to apply for a business license. this piece of paper is very important and must be displayed in your tattoo studio each and every day. the best way to do this is to place your business certificate in a frame and display it on the wall.
Now that you have a business license and any other special licenses required by your local business department, it’s time to choose a location for your studio. Ideally, any place of business would be located in a high-traffic commercial area. the more people that pass by your business, the better likelihood that they will stop in. in addition, when you advertise your business or try and explain to someone where it is located, you don’t want to have a lot of difficult directions. Instead, a simple ‘in town’ or ‘on main street’ would be ideal.
When it comes to advertising your new tattoo business, start small and work your way up. Because your business is new, you are probably working with a limited budget. Don’t worry, most new businesses are. That’s why there are alternate forms of advertising that can help you to get the word out about your new venture without spending a fortune. First and foremost, purchase a large sign to display outside of your business. Make sure that your business name, grand opening date and any special price offerings are noted for every passerby to see. in addition, decorate any windows in your store with samples of your work recreated as clear window adhesives.
Rather than starting out with a large print advertising budget, try writing a press release and distributing it to local newspapers, magazines and/or radio stations. place flyers throughout town as permitted and on the bulletin boards of local stores. If you can afford it, offer a tattoo giveaway and special grand opening prices during your first week of operation. You may also want to consider contacting local radio stations with your plan to host a tattoo giveaway. this approach requires that you allow the radio station to award the winner on air, which will result in even more publicity for your new business when the DJ mentions the contest sponsor.
As a final thought to starting your own tattoo business, make sure that you explain the importance of proper tattoo care to your customers. Creating a reference sheet will help to keep your customers informed and will remind them of how often to change the bandage and how to avoid infections.