Tattoo F.A.Q.

How much does a tattoo cost?

Well, you get what you pay for when it comes to most things, especially with tattoos. Some amateur and up-and-coming tattoo artists will ink you pretty cheap, but you’ll probably need a cover up done somewhere down the line. You should always look for quality, but just be willing to pay for it. Don’t try to negotiate prices with your artist.

Do I need to tip my tattoo artist?

Just like with anything else, tipping for a great experience is recommended. For the most part though, if you feel like it, then do it. If you don’t, then don’t.

What time of year should I get a tattoo?

During any time of year where your skin isn’t getting too much abuse is the best answer here. During the summer months, a lot of people get exposed to a lot of sunlight which damages the skin. This isn’t ideal for a new tattoo. Overall, most people find that the winter months are the best to get tattooed.

I’m sick. Is it OK to get a tattoo?

Your skin needs to heal properly in order for your new tattoo to look it’s best. When your body is using it’s fuel to fight off an illness, it has a hard time getting enough nutrients to it’s secondary objective…healing your tattoo. Therefore, getting a tattoo when your immune system isn’t quite up to it isn’t the best idea. If you’ve already made an appointment, just call and reschedule.

Where can I find pictures of tattoos?

There are many samples of tattoos online that you can easily just do a quick search for. However, if you’re going to be getting a tattoo, then wouldn’t you want one that is unique? Drawing up a custom design is pretty easy for most tattoo artists. However, not everyone who inks someone can call themselves an ‘artist.’ If all a person can do is trace around a template and fill in the lines with colors, then that person is known as a ‘tattooist.’ Using something that you found online can be a great place to start, but make sure you consult with a professional tattoo artist to tweak it to your liking.




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