Tattoos are awesome and people are getting more and more tattoos these days! That’s an awesome thing, but not everyone is as informed about tattoos as artists wish they were…
Tattoos are an awesome thing to have. They are one of the best ways to express your individuality and uniqueness. However, we wouldn’t have tattoos if it weren’t for our tattoo artists! People are getting tattoos more these days as there is a rising popularity in body ink! That’s an awesome thing and it has caused tattoos to become more unique, artistic, and creative. I mean there are some crazy tattoos out there! Needless to say, we should all thank our tattoo artists for giving us some rad ink. There are even a few things we can do to make things easier for them.
Although more and more people are becoming involved in the world of body ink, not everyone is as informed as they should be. This makes life a little more complicated for tattoo artists, but it’s okay – I’m going to shed some light. These are the seven things that tattoo artists wish people knew. Knowing these things will allow us to fully, and safely, embrace the world of tattoos and body ink!
Tattoo Artists Wish Everyone Knew These 7 Things
1. Don’t Be a Dick
Tattoo artists are all different and each one, like every individual person, has their own style and method of doing things. Don’t loudly and offensively voice your negative opinions on their work. Their art is extremely important to them and you have no right to demand a service from them and put down their work at the same time. Be nice to your artist, and if you don’t like their work then go somewhere else.
2. Don’t Be Hammered
Do not go into a tattoo shop drunk off your ass. That is rude and disrespectful, and nobody wants to deal with someone who is inebriated. They definitely don’t want to tattoo them.
3. Have an Idea of What You Want
Don’t wander into the tattoo shop not even knowing what you want. A tattoo artist can help give you some ideas, but they can’t read minds. You’re getting ink on your body forever, so you should probably be sure of what you want.
4. Trust your Artist
If you’re going to let someone put ink on you, you’d better be able to trust them. Don’t tell them how to do their job. Let them do what they do and trust them.
5. Be Informed
Before you get a tattoo you should be informed of all the risks and facts. For example, tattoos are not FDA regulated. But that doesn’t make them unsafe. There are certain risks for infection, ink rejection, etc. Your tattoo artist is there to tattoo you, not teach you about tattoos.
6. You Get What You Pay For
Don’t walk into a tattoo shop expecting to get an extravagant tattoo for a little bit of cash. Tattoos are pricey for a reason; the ink is expensive, it’s time-consuming, and it’s quite difficult to do. Tattoo artists spent a lot of time learning what they do, don’t try to lowball.
7. Tip Your Artist
Most importantly, always tip your tattoo artist. They spent a lot of time creating your masterpiece and they also put up with your boo-hoo-ing! They deserve a tip.