How to Choose a Tattoo Company
For everyone who is interested in getting their first tattoo, the major question is, ‘how do I get the right tattoo company?’ It can be somehow overwhelming as you have to find the design you want and know what you like before asking which company to consider. Below is a list of points you should be keen on when picking a tattoo company so as to select the best.
Know what you want. Knowing what you want plays a major role in selecting a tattoo company. Walking into a random company and pointing something on the board can risk the tattoo turning out bad. Think about what you want and choose a company that specializes in that tattoo.
Ask for referrals. When getting a tattoo, chances are, you have coworkers, relatives or friends who have tattoos. If someone is happy with the company they used, they will not only introduce you to it but also show you the artist who tattooed them. Even important, you can see the way the tattoo work is like months or years after it was done. This is very important because some tattoo companies may display the photos they took shortly after or immediately a tattoo was completed. The mark of a good artist is how well the tattoo looks and holds up years after. If people close to you are happy with their tattoo company and the tattoo looks fresh long after it was completed, consider the company.
Visit a tattoo company and ask vital questions. Start looking for a tattoo company near you. Visit a variety of companies and take note of important things, for example, is the company clean? Does the company have the necessary licenses and health certifications that are relevant to your area? Are the company employees friendly and genuinely after helping you? Tattooing involves piercing the skin with a needle that is full of ink and choosing a company that takes shortcuts just to offer cheap services puts your health at risk. Quality tattoo companies do their best to maintain a safe and clean environment for all their clients. If you want a great experience, cleanliness and up-to-date health certification are a must. You are not only sure the company will safely do your tattoo but that it is done in a sterile and healthy setting hence healing faster, looking better and lasting longer.
Look at a tattoo company’s portfolio. Each tattoo company has a portfolio with photographs of some of the tattoos they did recently. You should look through the photos and see which artist’s style of tattooing aligns with your tattoo design. Since a tattoo is a permanent body art that will be on your body for a long time, you need an artist with a vision that matches yours and who you can feel comfortable with and trust. Most tattoo companies have great photos on their websites and social media sites. Look at whether the photos look like the tattoos you intend to have tattooed on you. Also, ensure a company has artists who understand the ins and outs of lidocaine cream, tattoo ointment, and other preparation and aftercare products.