How to choose a tattoo artist

The style of the tattoo

The style of your tattoo should correlate with your tattoo artist. If you want a dotwork tattoo, don’t go to a tattoo artist that specialises in trash polka, and vice versa. Choose a specialist in the tattoo field you’re looking at for the best result. There are a lot of tattoo artists out there and we’re sure you’ll find the right one for you.

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The city

Don’t limit yourself to your town or city. Don’t be afraid to travel. People travel vast distances for vacations, so you can travel to other cities or even countries for your tattoo. You can find many tattoo artists online. The easiest way is to search “Tatoo artists near me” and Google will show you a map of all the tattooers near you.

Tattooer change

Don’t be afraid to change tattoo artists. You’re don’t have to have one tattoo artist for the rest of your life. You choose your first tattooer when you know little about tattoos, but when you get more experienced you may notice that your artist isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. If you find out there is somebody that suits you better, go for it.

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Friends

Ask your friends. The best friends to ask are those with a lot of good tattoos. A friend with a shitty tattoo will not help you much however, a friend with expensive tattoos may be of help. Although it may happen that your friends’ style doesn’t suit you.

The price

Don’t get tattooed by a friend in the kitchen. The best advice we can give you is not to be cheap and invest into your tattoo. Tattooing is an art like any other. If you would buy cheap paint for your painting it would look horrible. The same applies to tattoos. It doesn’t mean the tattoo artist is horrible when he has cheap prices, but usually good tattoos aren’t the cheapest things you can buy. On the other side, an expensive tattoo artist may be bad as well. It really depends on the tattoo artist.