Selecting a Tattoo Artist

A Tattoo Artist at Work
A Tattoo Artist at Work

When getting a tattoo, selecting the right tattoo artist is pretty much the most important decision you can make. The last thing you want is to have a great design and poor implementation, resulting in a tattoo you want to hide for the rest of your life.

So, don’t just randomly walk into a tattoo shop and choose the first person you see – spend some time searching for the tattoo shops in your area and see if you can find reviews about the different artists working there. Once you’ve highlighted a few tattoo shops you’d like to check out, swing by and talk to the artists working there. Ask them about their background and experience and check out some of their previous work. Also, it pays to ask friends with multiple tattoos for their recommendations.

Finally, make sure you’re personally comfortable with the tattoo artist you choose. Is this someone you trust to make your tattoo vision become a reality? Taking your time in selecting the right tattoo artist will definitely increase your chances of ending up with a tattoo you’ll love for a long, long time.