Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo
I think the tattoo world can be kind of scary to a newcomer or even someone who has had a few tattoos but never got the satisfaction out of it that they wanted.
I will listen to your ideas, past experiences and fears with an open mind and heart. I will help you hone in on what you want from both your experience of getting the tattoo and your tattoo itself. I'll talk you though looking for an artist and how to approach them.
I absolutely adore talking about tattoos. I'm brushing up on my history of American Traditional as well as Black and Gray work. I am very interested in Japanese style tattoos as well as tattooing as a reflection of our worlds cultures being so connected these modern days.
I am a huge geek for people's personal hidden meanings. I love your inner poetry already, please share!
a few caveats:
I probably won't help you save any money because good artists know their worth and charge accordingly. The saying goes, "cheap tattoos ain't good; good tattoos ain't cheap." But you knew that already, didn't you. If something is getting permanently added to the very Temple of your Soul, by all means pay for something amazing. :D
I probably won't ALREADY know of good artists in your area (trust me, they're there or a short drive away) unless you are located near Seattle. However social media gives me access too search for tattooers in your area. I have a honed eye at noticing consistency in an artist's work and can give you several recommendations close to you. Frequently it can be difficult to find good tattooers in rural areas via social media. Not impossible, but if you don't live in a city, I reserve the right to point you towards the nearest urban hub.
Training & Qualifications
I have loved the tattoo world since my teens, but I made plenty of mistakes (that I've learned a lot from) from my early experiences in tattoo shops. Since then I've gone through a half an apprenticeship at a really shady tattoo shop (from which I learned even more) and finally sussed out how to locate and talk to quality tattoo artists. I am currently pursuing getting an apprenticeship from an artist I adore.
Availability & Preferences
message me whenever you like and I will reply at my earliest convenience. my schedule is totally self-made at the moment so I can fit you in almost anytime.