Choosing the right tattoo artist

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Whether you have already chosen the design for your next tattoo or not, finding the right Tattoo Atelier & Photostudio in Buxtehude artist to execute it is a quest that you must master. In the next few sections, you’ll learn a few things to consider so you’re better prepared for your decision.

A good first step is to decide something about the tattoo you want to get. The better advice anyone can get is to not get a tattoo unless you know exactly what design you want. If you’re not 100% sure you want a specific tattoo, don’t.

To make a good choice for your tattoo, you can start by narrowing your path and choosing a tattoo style that you want to have. For example, you may be very fond of biomechanical and old-school tattoos, and besides these two, Japanese-style tattoos as well. In this case, you have already selected a few tattoo styles that you would like and left out many others that you do not want. If you don’t change your mind, you’ve solved a very important issue that will help you choose not only your next tattoo, but also your next tattoo artist.

Once you know what style you want, you can search the internet for tattoo artists/studios (preferably an artist who specializes in the style of your choice). Searching for an artist over the internet is a little tricky, so you need to keep your eyes wide open and pay close attention to what others are saying about the people you are researching. A good place to start is to google for terms like (e.g. if you live in Toronto) “Tattoo Artist(s) Toronto” or “Tattoo Studio Toronto”. This will bring up a list of tattoo artists/studios that are close to your location and may even provide a link to Google Maps for road and travel time information.

But that search alone won’t give you many clues as to the quality of the studios, their artists, or most importantly, their artwork. Checking the studio’s website to see how it looks is a good idea. Whether it looks professional or not might not tell you much about how the people down there work, but it will help you get the full picture, along with the best information a studio’s website can give you : his portfolio. In any case, if the portfolio is displayed on the website, you can get an indication of how the artists work.

Still, many pseudo-artists steal images from other artists and display them as part of their portfolio, so this last step alone won’t help much. You need to find out if the artists you’re interested in are really what they say they are, and the best place to do that is on the forums.

Tattoo forums usually have many experienced members who can give you pointers on a particular tattoo artist/studio and recommend others. This hint can be crucial in making a decision as long as the forum user knows what they are talking about. A lot of people (mostly inexperienced ones) might think a lousy tattoo looks great, which is exactly the kind of advice to avoid. Get as many opinions as possible and check the reputation, number of posts and profile of the people who made them.

With all this information, you’re ready to make some calls. Pick up the phone (or stop by in person) and talk to the preselected artists. Chat a little about your idea, what style you want, what are the possible places on your body, what your tattoo should and shouldn’t have, what colors you would like, etc. Ask a little about the procedure and what hygiene measures are involved they seize. These steps are critical because you need to be comfortable talking to your artist. If you don’t, you can consider other options. On the other hand, avoid any studio that lacks proper hygiene.

After you’ve done all of this, you can consider yourself ready. If you don’t have a design yet, you can have the artist create it for you (this is usually the best recommendation as real artists are experts in this field). Artists count their time and designing a tattoo takes time. But considering that this is something you will wear for a lifetime, you better be prepared to spend some money on the designs as well as the tattooing process.

By following this guideline, you’ll be closer to finding a Tattoo Atelier & Photostudio in Buxtehude artist who not only does a good job and uses the appropriate hygiene practices, but who also gets along with you. And when that happens, you can rest assured that your tattoo and the process of getting it will be the best you can get.

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