It is often said that tattoos are like chips—it’s hard to stop at just one. If you’re itching to get inked, or have already gone under the gun, here are some helpful tips to remember for your next outing to the tattoo parlor.
Find Your Match
A huge part of the process is finding the right tattoo artist. Luckily, it’s easier than trying to find a partner! The best way is by looking at their portfolio. Most artists post their work online, so do your research and find someone whose designs match your style.
Trust the Professionals
The ideas we have in our head don’t always work in reality, so be open to any tweaks that your tattoo artist suggests about the design you want. After all, they’ve been doing this a long time and are there to help.
Tattoos can be an expensive process, with most parlors charging per hour. As tattoos are meant to be on you forever, it’s worth paying more for a talented artist you feel comfortable with instead of trying to save a few bucks by going somewhere cheaper that isn’t as good. Saving up in advance like any large expense is a good idea.
Listen to Your Body
Getting inked can be an intense process, so listen to your body if it needs a break. Eat a decent meal a few hours before heading to your appointment, and bring some snacks along!