Getting your first tattoo can be an exciting experience or it can be a disaster. To ensure that your first tattoo experience is a good one, you should consider a number of tips. These tips will ensure that you get the right tattoo, choose the right tattoo Auckland studio and have an overall excellent experience.
Do Not Rush
The best tip for anyone getting their first tattoo is to not rush this. If you are not happy with something, you need to take the time to fix it. If the preliminary sketch of your tattoo does not look correct, you should talk to the tattoo artist about this. Any reputable artist will be willing to answer any questions that you have and adjust anything that you are not happy with.
Research The Shop Before Choosing
Going to the first tattoo studio that you see might work in the movies, but in real life, it will seriously affect your tattoo experience. The first store you see might not be the best one of the tattoo that you want to get. This is why you need to research the shop before you choose them.
Some of the points that you should focus on when researching the shop include the health standards, who their clientele is and who the tattoo artists are. You should also find out what the tattoo artist do well in. Some artists are better at line art than others and you need to consider this.
Have A Tattoo Design Idea Ahead Of Time
You should never walk into a tattoo studio with no idea about the tattoo that you want to get. While choosing a design off the wall or from their portfolio may seem exciting, you are going to have this permanently inked onto your skin. It is better to have some idea of what you want and to take some reference materials with you to the tattoo studio. This will help you articulate your design idea to the artist and allow them to create a good preliminary sketch.
Do Not Focus Only On Price
Getting a tattoo can be expensive, but you do not want to be too thrifty when it comes to this. To ensure that you get the tattoo that you want and to have a good first experience, you need to research the pricing in your area. Instead of focusing only on the price of the tattoo, you should look at the skills of the artist and the health standards of the store. If you find that the average price for a good quality tattoo is out of your range, you should consider waiting to get your first tattoo until you can afford a good experience.
Getting a tattoo will hurt a bit and you are going to bleed while the artist is busy. It is important that you prepare yourself for this, but do not get too caught up in thinking about the pain because it is generally not that bad. While preparing yourself, you should also ensure that you wear comfortable clothing to the store as you are going to be there for a while. Watch this video for more information: