When getting a tattoo, it’s important to know the experience of the person you’re getting a tattoo from. Ask people who have been there before and get their thoughts on their experience. They’ll be more than happy to recommend their artist and may even provide you with a business card or website address for you to visit.
The best way to choose a tattoo artist is by going to one. Go watch the artist work. Talk to them and make sure they have a portfolio. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Tattoo shops are typically welcoming places where everybody feels at comfort.
Find them on social media
Tattoo artists are always hard to find, but luckily there are many ways to find them. You can search for them on the internet on their website or on the tattoo shop’s website. You can also look at biographies on who they are and what they do on the website. Or you can browse on the tattoo artist webpage and see if they have any pictures posted of their best work.
You’re looking around for the perfect tattoo artist to give your body some art. You’re not impressed yet. It’s time to rule them out and keep searching. To help you make a decision, Instagram and Facebook are great tools for comparing artists. Most shops post pictures of their artists to give you an idea of their work. Follow them and like the ones you like the most!
Differentiate between tattoo shops
Tattoo shops are diverse from one another depending on the available artists, the shop site, and the types of clienteles they attract. For example, a shop on the beach will have a different business model than a parlour in a more urban setting. This is because they attract different kinds of people.
Beach shops often cater to tourists with little planning. The downtown tattoo shop focuses on building relationships with clients and customizing pieces for their individual needs. They may not always have availability for walk-ins, but they work diligently to ensure they can provide for those who do come in.
Tattoo artists often book out their schedules up to a month in advance. Clients are setting up future appointments as they are being tattooed.
Get to know your artist
So, you want a tattoo, eh? A good artist will be able to take your request and create a design that appeals to you. However, if you have a specific style in mind, comparing tattoos from different artists can help you see the difference in technique and style.
Some artists prefer to do old school traditional tattoos while others like to do more contemporary tattoos. If you want an unusual tattoo, go to an artist who has done that style before.
How does someone find a tattoo artist? I heard about somebody who knew exactly what he wanted, so he printed out a picture of the style of tattoo he wanted and asked artists if they recognized it. If they said yes, he continued to talk to them. This was an effective way of narrowing down his search.
Importance about your tattoo
It’s important to narrow your many choices down to a few before you decide which ones to talk to one on one. Do your research beforehand, and have your questions ready. Most importantly, keep your decision in mind when talking to them.
Have you ever been in the situation where you’re looking for a tattoo artist, but don’t know who to pick? So many artists are out there, each with different styles. Maybe you’re looking for somebody with a lot of experience. Or perhaps you want someone who is excited about your idea. You might be looking for somebody who can enhance what you have in mind or help you develop it more. Perhaps you want your tattoo to be custom-made.
Taking the first step to start the conversation
Let’s talk tattoos! Some people may be wary of going to a tattoo artist without a recommendation. That’s why it’s a good idea to start by talking about the artist’s work, which is what they are most proud of. When interviewing an artist, many artists are happy to talk about their past projects and future ideas.
Tattoo artists are more than just salespeople. They are artists who are often busy, so it is always okay to shop around, but only if you are courteous of their time.