Getting Your First Tattoo

There are a lot of mixed thoughts and emotions you may experience before getting your first tattoo. You may feel excited, happy, impatient, and even a little nervous. Here’s 10 tidbits of basic advice for the Warlock thinking about ink!

1. Don’t rush.

The design is quite possibly the most important step, followed closely by where you get it done. If you’re not sure that you’re 100% happy with how the preliminary sketches look, talk to your artist about it. They can adjust the drawing and answer your questions.

2. Research the shop.

Read the online reviews and visit in person to check out the health standards, clientele, and tattoo artists. It’s important to make sure you’re comfortable in the shop, so do your tattoo research well ahead of time.

3. Research design ideas ahead of time.

Research the design ideas you like ahead of time and come in with as much reference material necessary to deliver an articulate description of your desired tattoo. Artists will use your base description as a guideline to create a custom piece of art. If you are considering a portrait, it’s best to supply a large (preferably 8×10) clear image to work from so the detail can be captured as much as possible.

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