The Complete Tattoo Process From Concept To Reality
So from the time that you decide that you would like to get tattooed there are questions you must ask yourself, like what style, where you want it placed on your body, and how big you plan to go with your tattoo.
Than you choose an artist that fits your style. At our shop we pride ourselves in setting you up the best artist for the tattoo. So you can choose via online portfolios and that artists availability or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will set you up with the best artist.
From there you contact the artist via text or email through the website under artist to set up your free consult and go over your ideas. Once you have set a date for consult with your artist, you will prepare for your consult by gathering photos or drawings or saved online pics to share with the artist your vision so he can recreate it in tattoo form as accurate to your vision. If you do not live local or you will be here for a short vacation or your schedule simply does not allow this, other online arrangements can be made.
At this time, right after your consult, the artist will require a deposit. The deposit will be equal to one hour of tattoo time and will be applied to your last hour of tattooing. The deposit holds all your future appointment dates and times and includes your drawing.
After the artwork is approved the artist will than schedule your tattoo date, or if he or she is booked out in advance may prebook your appointment and have you approve at a later date because they draw according to date of tattoo. In this case you will come in a day or so to approve and make changes. Don’t let this scare you because they do make time in there schedule for changes. This is where it helps to be prepared for your consult so you are both on the same page and rarely need changes.
The day of your appointment you should be well rested and have had a good meal. This helps you to focus and relax for a more enjoyable tattoo session. Versus a night of partying than getting tattooed being the worst idea. It thins your blood and does not allow you to relax so it makes for a more uncomfortable tattoo session.
At the time of your appointment the preferred time is punctual. The artist does a lot of prep work before the time of your appointment for your tattoo and is working on a schedule. So punctual is preferred and exceptions are made. Here you will fill out the digital release form on our iPads. Here you will also have a choice to opt for pain management tattooing via ointment and soap with lidocaine for a small fee.