How To Get A Unique Tattoo

This can be an introduction to getting some nice artwork on your body.  What does ‘nice’ mean?  I mean, getting something unique and custom; the opposite of something printed off the internet.  I want to apologize in advance, if this post offends.  It was never meant to be rude or offensive, just a matter of opinion, and some suggestions.

It’s hard not to sound egotistical or arrogant when talking about tattoos, because it’s a field that’s still exclusive.  This is probably the reason that some tattoo artists spend so much time working, and not being too social.  

 

The best advice I’ve heard so far

Let your artist come up with something.  If you know your artist, or have researched them a bunch, let them come up with something unique and original!  A lot of artists spend a huge chunk of their time trying to come up with cool designs; painting, drawing, researching, getting inspired by other artists.  Let them do their thing!  

 

Rushing Is The Worst

I’m exaggerating, but only a little.  It’s not the worst thing to walk into a shop and want something immediately.  But it sure wouldn’t kill anybody to call and plan ahead.  Planning ahead could mean….making an appointment *gasp!*  Yes, scheduling a day and setting a deposit.  I’m not sure why so many people despise this option.  It can actually be a good thing to give your artist some time to draw and prepare for your tattoo.  Plus it confirms that you will most definitely get that tattoo you want.

 

Cringe-Worthy

What’s cool is relative to the person of course.  But what causes an inner cringe, are things printed off the internet, such as these:

Sourced from Pinterest.  Not sure who the tattoo artists were.

Sourced from Pinterest.  Not sure who the tattoo artists were.

Why?  Because they’ve been repeated so many times, and rarely do they show the talent of a tattoo artist.  What if someone asking Caravaggio to make a painting like Van Gogh.  Nothing wrong with different styles, but imagine his face, while looking at that person who asked him to totally strip down his paintings.

Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Don’t get us wrong, we love small tattoos.  But what would those tattoos look like if a creative artist added something unique, or drew a new design.  Maybe they’d look something like these:

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Still small, but just a tiny bit different....or even more intricate; maybe that small tattoo would turn into a meaningful and unique, medium-sized tattoo, for you.

 

It’s Okay, We Still Love You

Despite all of that, we still love to tattoo, and wish to see a happy customer over a displeased one.  If what you truly want are stars on your ankle, then so be it.  We can only hope that next time, you’ll work with your artist to come up with something not easily found on the internet.  We still love you, though.

 

What We’ll Be Changing

Starting this week, we’ll be creating new small flash for the walls at the shop.  This is so you can easily see designs we’ve created based on different tattoo styles (such as traditional). They’ll be priced based on size, and will be the *only* designs available for the TGIF small tattoo special.

 

Feel free to come by and check them out, or to set up a consultation with us: contact@dork.space

 

With Love,

Doree x DORK