Tattoo Artists Listen to Yours Closely

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Tattoo Artists Listen to Yours Closely!
Tattoo Artists Listen. If you think walking into any old shop is the route to getting a good tat, you are out of your mind. The truth is you need to find an ink master that you have some connection with and whose style you like. When you see them, listen to what they have to say!

Tattoo Artists Listen, He Knows
We are the narcissistic generation! From Twitter to Facebook to webcams, it is all about me, me, me, I mention me? If we're honest, getting tattoos is often just another way to say look at me, although I would argue it certainly is a way to define oneself. The look is great, but sooner or later, you get down to the nitty-gritty of picking or drawing the design you want.

Tattoo Artists Listen
The design decision is usually one made with your tattoo artist. Why? Well, they have experience with designs, formats, anatomy, and colors. Design experience means you need to listen to them. Some artists will tell you to point-blank you are making a mistake, but the majority will mostly hint at it unless there is a real problem. The key is to pay attention and listen to them.

Tattoo Artists Listen
So, what problems can arise? Well, they may be simple anatomical issues. I've seen people that like to have an animal that wraps down and around their arm or leg. It sounds like a good idea, but most end up a bit disappointed. The problem is the areas on the upper inside of the arm and leg rarely see the light of day. As a result, the tats on the upper arms and legs can look incomplete. Incompleteness can become a bigger problem when the skin starts to sag as we age and that no longer lines upright! That sucks.

Tattoo Artists Listen to Yours
Many people get defensive when the tattooist starts trying to turn them in another direction. Don't! The artist is trying to keep you from making a mistake politely. Yes, you drew a beautiful design, but not all beautiful designs translate well to the skin. The Mona Lisa is a great painting, but it will look pretty stupid on your calf. The subtly of the picture will not translate.

If you are dead set on getting a particular tat, then go for it. Listen to your tattooist all other times. They'll save you from making a bad mistake.