3 Things to Consider Before Getting Inked
by Amanda Vermeer on Jan 20, 2022
Tattoos are expensive, and they’re expensive for good reason. Years of hard work, time, talent, and money are invested into an artist’s journey in becoming a tattoo artist, not to mention the process and materials of tattooing itself are pretty pricey. Tattoos are definitely a “you get what you pay for” type of situation, so be prepared to pay big bucks for that badass ink. It’s always good practice to tip your artist generously, so you’ll need to factor that into your cost as well.
The location of your tattoo placement is almost as important as the design itself. Are you someone who likes to show off their uniqueness and creativity? Or are you someone who likes to be a bit more subtle and understated? Is your job or your religion a concern when it comes to being able to cover up your ink under items of clothing? Lots of things to consider, for sure.
The tattoo artist you ultimately choose will be permanently altering your body, so it’s crucial that you do your research when looking for an artist. Most tattoo artists have social media accounts nowadays where you can scroll through examples of their previous work, and if they don’t have social media they for sure will have physical portfolios of their work in their studios.
Flip through their work, decide if their style and skill level meets your expectations, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s important to find an artist that you feel comfortable with, because you’ll be sitting still for long periods of time while you get inked. Feeling comfortable in their studios or tattoo parlors is also a must - your tattoo artist should have a clean, tidy workspace with brand new needles for their machines.