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What People Seek in a Tattoo Artist



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Tattoos have transcended their historical stigma to become a celebrated form of self-expression and artistry. As the demand for tattoos continues to rise, so does the importance of finding THE RIGHT tattoo artist. But what exactly do people seek when selecting a tattoo artist to permanently mark their bodies?


As someone who also is looking for more tattoos, I treat my business as if I AM going to receive the service. SO- let's look at what your desires and expectations are when it comes to choosing their artist.


Technical Skill and Artistic Talent:

Above all, most people seek technical proficiency and artistic talent in their tattoo artist. I never claim to be the best- but I'm ALWAYS investing and spending time to make my work better and better. They want someone who can bring their vision to life with precision and creativity. A skilled artist should demonstrate mastery of various tattooing techniques, including linework, shading, and color blending. What does their HEALED work look like? Clients often review an artist's portfolio to assess the quality and style of their work, looking for evidence of versatility and innovation. I'm always willing to do whatever it takes to help bring your vision to life. Need a peek? Take a look at my portfolio or Instagram profile.


Personal Connection and Trust:

Building a personal connection and establishing trust come first. People want to feel comfortable expressing their ideas and concerns. Effective communication skills are essential for understanding your vision and translating it into a tattoo design. Trust is earned through professionalism, empathy, and a commitment to meeting your expectations. I take a VERY transparent and collaborative approach that helps fosters trust between you and I. If I tell you a tattoo is going to take a certain amount of time- I WILL NEVER rush through my work. Especially for larger projects.


Respect for Individuality and Customization:

Is your tattoo artist taking time with you? Or are they copy and pasting a screenshot from Pinterest? Each tattoo tells a unique story, reflecting the individuality of the client. Tattoo enthusiasts seek artists who respect their personal narratives and offer customized designs. I will always give you something that no one else has. Artists who take the time to understand the client's background, interests, and motivations can create meaningful and personalized tattoos. Flexibility and willingness to accommodate the client's preferences contribute to a positive experience and a tattoo that resonates with its wearer.


Cleanliness and Hygiene Standards:

Maintaining a clean and sterile environment is non-negotiable. I also expect strict hygiene protocols. Not only do I follow industry best practices for sterilization of equipment, I use disposable needles and gloves, and uphold cleanliness standards in the workspace. I treat the workspace as a surgical suite, including sterilization of everything that isn't disposable. Clients appreciate transparency regarding hygiene practices, reassuring them of their safety during the tattooing process.


Post-Tattoo Care and Follow-Up:

A reputable tattoo artist provides comprehensive guidance on post-tattoo care to ensure proper healing and preservation of the tattoo's integrity. Clients appreciate follow-up support and assistance if they have questions or concerns after the tattooing process. I am truly there, every step of the way. Building long-term relationships with clients involves demonstrating a commitment to their satisfaction and well-being beyond the initial tattoo session. This is my work on your skin forever. I take my job seriously.


I've noticed that not just me, but more and more clients are seeking more than just technical proficiency; they desire a holistic experience that encompasses personal connection, trust, customization, and all around tattoo care.


By understanding and fulfilling these desires, I love to help you see your inner beauty, and bringing your stories to life. It's my goal to leave a lasting impression through my artistry and professionalism.


Questions? Ready to book? I'm always happy to help



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