How To Find The Right Tattoo Artist

Getting tattooed is a highly personal experience so it’s important to find the right artist for your needs. Ultimately, the quality of your tattoo rests on the quality of artist that you find.

These days, tattoo artists are more professional and highly trained than ever, but there are still plenty of unskilled “tattoo artist” that are NOT that good. So to make sure that you’ve find a top quality professional, we will give some points to find the best one for your (next) tattoo:

  1. Family and friends.Ask around by family ad friends with there experience on there tattoo shop. For sure you will hear the good places. But also the once you want to avoid.
    And when you then finally approach a your tattoo artist, find then out how many years of experience they have. If possible, avoid someone who is new to the game. Ask them what type of style they specialize in, and make sure that they have relevant experience with the type of style that you’ve chosen.
  2. Are they Professional or not ?

    Are they a member of a professional tattoo group?
    What qualifications do they possess?
    What health standards does their studio meet? 

  3. Portfolio.Ask to see their previous work. And another good question would be to ask where they learned to tattoo. All reputable artists will have a portfolio of their work, and will be proud to show it and talk about it. At least that is something I found oout over the years that I got my tattoos.  Your alarm should go off if they don’t have a portfolio, or seem not to want to answer your questions.As mention before, it is always good to have already seen some of the artist his work, before you actual decide to let place a tattoo on your body. Keep in mind it will be there the rest of your life! Check out how the work looks ! Are the black lines smooth and crisp? Or are they shaky and substandard? Does the tattoo contour with the shape of the body? Are the colors bright and vibrant or dull and flat? Are they blended smoothly? Has the character of the tattoo been properly captured?
  4. Tattoo artist Personality.Spend some time speaking to the artist to get to know them.Do you like their manner? Are you feeling comfortable being there? Do they answer your questions in an open and relaxed manner? Do they share your ideas and enthusiasm for your planned tattoo?Are they prepared to give you what you want. If they try to convince you to alter your designs then it will be worth your time looking for someone else who is more open to your ideas. Unless there ideas make sense.Be sure you have faith in their skill and ability?

All artists are different and it might take several visits to different tattoo studios until you find the professional who is right for your needs. But it’s time well spent and will help lead to your perfect tattoo.

Tattoo Placement: It Really Matters!

star tattoo belly

Tattoo Placement:

It Really Matters! Everyone likes tattoos in one way or another. But not everyone is placing a tattoo on the best place possible. Many years ago, tattoos where there mainly for spiritual reasons, to ward off evil spirits, to achieve certain powers, to heal a sickness, or to indicate status in a community. Now, they are mainly for self-expression and vanity, although some may still claim to have reasons similar to those of our ancestors, which makes tattoos a lot more interesting.

We might think that the appearance and design of the tattoo is everything. Well, you might also want to consider that tattoo placement of the actual tattoo on your body counts a lot. Let’s say, a star tattoo, when placed on the ankle can come across as sweet and innocent. But when the same star tattoo is placed on the belly, it becomes sensual. And when it is placed on the arm, it portrays you as someone tough, no matter how innocent-looking your star tattoo is.

However, for some people, the locations of the tattoos on their body, does not have to do with how it would be interpreted by the general public but by how their employers would react to it. Sometimes, tattoos have to be placed in areas where they could easily be concealed. This applies to professionals whose careers require them to be tattoo-less or those who work in companies wherein visible tattoos are considered to be inappropriate.

For these people, facial tattoos on men are definitely a no-no. For women, it is acceptable if they are there for cosmetic reasons. But in these cases, it is the women that have lesser options for placement of tattoos since men can have a lot of them covered with their clothing. Women cannot have elaborate tattoos on their legs and arms unless they are in men’s suits. However, an inconspicuous tattoo of a tiny fairy or a symbol or a star tattoo would be considered interesting instead of inappropriate.

Also, since tattoos are permanent, you have to consider the changes your body would undergo as the years pass. A cute and sexy star tattoo on the belly may not look as good when you either lose or gain weight because, by then, it would be out of symmetry. When you think of a tattoo design, try to see in your mind’s eye how it would look like 10 or more years later on the part of your body you’re thinking of putting it on. The biceps, the back of the shoulder, and the lower back do not stretch nor shrink as much as the rest of our body does. Therefore I say, these areas would be perfect for tattoo placement; and they’d be easier to conceal.

So, when considering about getting a tattoo, it’s not just about the right size and design. Location matters. Consider what career you’re going to be getting into after college, or how it would look like when you’re old and wrinkly. You can’t just easily erase them when you find out later you put them in the wrong place. To save you a lot of trouble later, make sure you got everything covered.

Rose Tattoo, What is the meaning of it ?


Rose Tattoo

– Roses have always been associated with love and death. The Greeks believed that the first rose was created when Chloris, the goddess of flowers, came upon a dying wood nymph and transformed her into a flower.

Then the goddess of love, Aphrodite, gave the flower its beauty, and the god of wine, Dionysus, contributed an intoxicating fragrance. Beauty, love, intoxication, and death, all in one package; add thorns for a hint of sorrow and danger, and you have the perfect symbol of the human condition

So is it any wonder that the rose tattoo has, for both men and women, become one of the most widely requested of all tattoo designs? Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Tattoos

If you are considering tattoos, keep in mind that they are a permanent part of your skin.  Because tattoos are created with permanent ink being placed underneath the skin, they are a lifelong fixture unless you later decide to have them removed.  image001.jpgHaving a tattoo removed involves surgery, which is very expensive and carries it’s own risks.  As with any surgery, there is always the possibility of complications.  If you are thinking of getting tattoos, it’s best to make sure that you really want them in order to avoid having to later go through surgery just to remove them.

Tattoos can be very expensive depending on the size of the design.  They can range from the tiniest of symbol to a large detailed image.  Because tattoos can be priced very high, many parlors offer an unconventional, yet practical, way to purchase your design of choice.  Many businesses offer a convenient layaway plan with the tattoos being created after the last payment is made.  Read More