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15 Tips and Tricks For Getting Tattooed

April 27, 2021 917 votes 133 voters 11.3k views15 items

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Are you thinking about getting your first tattoo and feel a little uneasy? It's natural to be a little nervous and have a lot of questions. Thankfully, the tattooed people of the internet are giving their top tips for the day of your new tattoo, check it out and take some notes!

  • 1

    3 Good Points

    From Redditor /u/OminousOmnipotence

    The best advice I got from a friend who is covered:

    1. If the artist doesn't have a waiting list... You don't want it.

    2. Make sure they specialize in your artistic style.

    3. It’s on you for the rest of your life, there's no such thing as a discount tattoo.

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  • 2

    Good Thinking

    From Redditor /u/[deleted]

    Good tattoos are never cheap and cheap tattoos are never good.

    You should be paying at least 100 dollars an hour for your tattoo.

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  • 3

    Pro Tip!

    From Redditor /u/[deleted]

    Pro tip: If you find a design you like, set it as the lock-screen or wallpaper on your phone/tablet/computer/etc and if you still like it in a year, then that is a good indication that you'll be happy with it on a more permanent basis.

    As another user mentioned, trends come and go but tattoos are forever.

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  • 4

    Great Art Is Pricey

    From Redditor /u/[deleted]

    $100/hr should be the artist's base price at least. My local shop (which has done almost all of mine) asks $150/hr BUT is subject to reduce prices or change them depending on the effort, how well you sit, etc.

    They're artists not engineers, and their medium is a lot more fluid.

    If you have good chemistry and like their work, then you're in good hands.

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