5 Tips for Choosing a Tattoo Studio

John Dietrich

Choosing the right tattoo studio can make a world of difference

Once you know you want a tattoo, you are faced with several decisions. One of the most important ones you will make is where to go to get your tattoo. Choosing the right tattoo studio can make a world of difference in the success of your tattoo. Making sure you choose the best one will help ensure you love the look, avoid infections, and get great service.

Don’t just pick any old tattoo studio. It’s important to give some thought and do your homework when aiming to choose the right shop. Here are 5 tips for choosing a tattoo studio:

  1. Get referrals. Ask around to see where your friends and family members have gotten their tattoos done. Look at their work and see how well it turned out. You may find a few places to consider, as well as a couple to avoid, just by asking around.
  2. Seek cleanliness. Making sure the tattoo studio is clean is crucial. It is important to visit the shop you are considering and take a look around. Watch as they begin doing a tattoo on someone to ensure they open a new needle right from the package. Cleanliness is a high priority when it comes to getting a tattoo.
  3. Meet the tattoo artist. Meet with the person who will be doing the work. See if you feel comfortable with that person.
  4. Ensure licensing. Check with the city and/or state to make sure the tattoo shop is licensed.
  5. Be patient. If you want long-term happiness with your tattoo, be patient in getting it done. Visit several shops, look at their portfolio, and take your time choosing a place.

There may be several tattoo shops near your home, but that doesn’t mean they are all ideal places for you to go. Do your homework and evaluate the places in order to choose the right one for you!