Picking a design
You have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss size & color with your artist to achieve the look you want. Sometimes it’s better to leave the artistic aspects of your tattoo up to the wisdom and experience of your chosen artist. Bring your concepts and ideas, and watch them transformed into something completely personal.
Placement of design
Give the location of your tattoo considerable thought. It will be there forever. If your concerns are with the sensitivity of the area, and your comfort levels while under the needle, discuss this with your artist. They’ll be able to help guide you to the best location for your design.
Choice of artist
This subject is probably the most personal of all the aspects of receiving a tattoo. Seek out an artist that fulfills your needs art-wise as well as in personality, price and professionalism. You should feel completely at ease with your artist. Trust is a major factor in this decision!
Paying the price
In this trade, you should see plenty of examples of the artist’s work and question their knowledge. This is not an industry to be bartered with; you are paying for the artist’s expertise and quality.