As soon as you discover that amazing artwork, a lot of excitement will follow. You are getting excited and probably can’t wait any longer to have someone put that design onto your body. But, are you going to walk into the nearest tattoo shop and have your body inked? Don’t let the temptation get the better of you as you can very well end up getting a tattoo that is less than what you really expect.
Instead, take stock of how many parlors or artists in your local area, and take time to look around to find out which are the reputable and experience ones. If you really can’t locate any good shop, or you’re not sure how to find one, try looking into the yellow pages, or the internet. Likewise, you can also ask your friends or co-workers who have had some inking experiences. They can certainly provide you with valuable pointers for some of the parlors, or give you recommendation on a particular artist to look for, or to avoid.
Also, if you want to find anything at all, the internet or the phone book will have a full list of tattoo shops. Surely you will get whole bunch of addresses near your location. If you are finding your design through an online professional gallery, find out if the member area is furnishing you with information regarding tattoo parlors. In fact, most online galleries provide information on the reliable ones.
After that, the next thing is to actually go out there to look for these parlors one by one, and speak to the artists. Explore their inking areas and compare the facilities. You may be able to see some of the staffs at work, if they allow you. Prepare a list of questions ahead that you want to ask including their experiences. Ask to see some sample images of the design that you fancy from those potential shops. Also, take note that some artists may be more capable than others for a certain works of arts.
So, try to find as much information as possible about the parlors near you. Once this is done, choose the one that you are most comfortable, and that you think they can meet your expectation best.