How to Choose Your Tattoo Artist
We here at Ink Works have often been asked, “What makes your artists different than other tattoo artists?”
Well here is my reply, which applies whether or not you come to Ink Works for your next tattoo.
1. Is the tattoo artist an artist or is he or she someone who just picked up some machines and figured it would be cool to sling some ink. Check out the artist’s portfolio. Anybody can trace lines and color between the lines. Artists can sit down and draw without turning to the Internet for design help on every piece.
2. Is the shop what you want it to be? A tattoo is for life, and the tattoo experience is as well. Getting needles stuck in you over and over should be all the pain you experience as you receive your tattoo. Remember—tattooing is an art form that relies on good customer service. Expect and accept nothing but the highest level of professionalism.
3. What about the price? In some industries, you get what you pay for. In a visual industry like tattooing, you can easily see the quality of work you can expect before booking your appointment. So don’t rely on price alone to determine whether your artist has the talent to turn your tattoo dream into reality.
4. Do you feel good about the whole package? The best way to find your artist is to follow your gut. Something seem fishy? Is the artist rude? Does the artist not seem concerned about fitting you into his or her schedule? Walk away.
At Ink Works, we want every client to feel at ease and leave knowing that they got the best for their money. With some time and a pencil and tattoo machine in hand, any one of our artists is ready and able to give you the one-of-a-kind tattoo you want. The tattoo that will have all your friends wishing they’d done it first.
Got a question you’d like answered? Send it our way at firstname.lastname@example.org.