Tattoo shops are opening everywhere. The interest in body art has been rising steadily for the last twenty years. All shops are not equal, and you had better find out as much as you can before you put your skin on the line.
But there is a definite difference between just any shop and a truly great shop. This is defiantly one decision that you do not want to go with the lowest price available. It more than pays to be well informed and know the difference between the many types of shops.
The shop should be professional and still make you feel comfortable to hang around and chat. The better tattoo shops will have their own custom designs, and you will need to make an appointment ahead of time. The cost of an original tattoo can be expensive, but not blending into the crowd with the same tattoo as five other people in the room more than makes up for it.
Appointments are needed for the best shops because of their high quality workmanship and original designs by true artist’s who create their own one of a kind designs you can’t find anywhere else. Sure the ink in a better class place is more expensive, but you won’t see your tatt on half the people you run into either.
When you decide to get a tattoo there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is deciding on which tattoo reflects your personal taste and desire yet is not the latest fad. Remember: fads and trends come and go. The tattoo is there for life unless it has to be cosmetically removed.
The second thing to decide is the location upon which the tattoo art will go. Tattoo shops can attest to the fact that there are some places on the body that are more sensitive than others. Some areas that are common for sporting tattoo designs are the lower back above the tail bone, the ankle or the arms. Many people decide that a back tattoo is the way for them due to the larger amount of muscle mass. The more muscle mass in the location can often translate into less pain and sensitivity.
You should pick a shop in a safe area. Sanitary conditions are easier to maintain in a clean safe environment. A smart way to think of it is would you feel safe walking down the street. If you need company to get in to the shop how safe are you going to be with their needle stuck in your skin. If the tattoo shop owner does not care about the neighborhood their shop is located in, how much do they care about you. Exceptions do happen so do some investigating.
Even the best tattoo gun will not make a shop successful. Your artist needs to take into their consideration all safety and sanitary practices to ensure the customers satisfaction with their new tattoo without risking infection. It takes twenty happy customers to make up the damage caused by one customers bad word of mouth experience. So you can see why taking good care of their customers should be a tattoo shops main concern.