The Importance of Tattoo Art Consultation


When you are thinking about getting a tattoo, the last thing you are probably thinking about is having a tattoo art consultation. However, this consultation is vital in ensuring that you get the right tattoo for you. Tattoos that will be large, are on the back, or arms, always usually require a consultation. Below we explore why tattoo art consultation is important and what you should expect.


What Should I Expect?

The first thing is not to feel anxious or to worry. The initial consultation is basically a chance to share ideas and to meet your tattooist and the environment in which they work. You can check the tattoo artist's credentials, check their tattoo equipment and previous work that is usually showcased in their portfolio and on the walls. You will get a sense of how they work and if they are the right fit for you.

The Importance of Image Size and Placement

The art tattoo consultation will allow you to discuss where you want the tattoo placed, and what size it should be. This is in consultation and at the advice of the tattoo artist. There may be an alternative part of the body where the tattoo can be placed, and a smaller tattoo may be preferable to a larger tattoo. It's also important to remember that if you want to expand on the tattoo in future, then placement is incredibly important.

Express Your Ideas

The consultation allows the artist to gain great insight into what you actually want. But to do so, you need to share your ideas and to be open to their suggestions. It's important that you chat openly about what tattoo you want, in terms of colour, size, and theme. The artist will work with you. If you find it difficult to articulate your ideas, then find a similar image on screen or share a photo of a favoured tattoo.

Share Images You Have Found

An image is worth a thousand words. Collect images in a sketchbook, colours that you want to be used, print out any images that you have found online. Take a screenshot of any images so that you can show the artist. It's also worth browsing the tattoo artist's portfolio of images to see if they have something that can be used as a starting point if you are struggling for ideas.

Additional Information About Your Initial Consultation

It's worth asking a few questions before setting the date for the inking to begin. Check if you can see the final design before the ink is put on the skin. It's also important that you determine the time that it will take to ink the entire tattoo, and how many sessions will be needed. This is important if you need to factor in time to your working day. The initial consultation is also a good opportunity to ask about aftercare.

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