I get asked questions about finding a tattoo artist or shop almost every day. While choosing a tattoo artist has a lot to do with appreciation of style, ensuring you're getting work done in a safe and clean tattoo studio simply means making sure the shop lives up to (if not exceeds) industry standards.
How Do I Choose A Tattoo Shop?
Tattoo shops nationwide are not all subject to the same health and safety codes. It's interesting to find that many states do not require tattoo shops to be licensed or meet any standards at all- look here for a list of tatt...
It's a common tattoo stereotype that people choose art on the fly from a flash poster on the wall, and that artists bang out work quickly all day. It's actually most likely that you'll meet and chat with your tattoo artist days or maybe even weeks before you get into the chair for your first sitting.
If you're going into a tattoo shop to talk with an artist for the first time, you may be nervous and not know what to say. Don't worry! The artist will help guide you through the process. They will have an important, experienced perspective on the art you want done so be sure to listen to and co...
Since I started to talk to people about Nurse Mary J and tattoo aftercare, lots of really great questions have come my way. I made a FAQ page so that it would be easy for you to find the answers to the most common questions people ask.
I thought some questions were better to answer in blog form, so today I'll start a series discussing some of the other things people ask me a lot.
Can You Help Me Find a Quality Tattoo Artist?
It's funny... I almost always get this question via email, and no one ever tells me where they live!
First, you can visit our small (but always growing!) list of tattoo art...