Sunday, March 10, 2019

Things to remember

Things to Remember with getting small vs. large tattoos

Small Tattoos

Some important things to remember are that the smaller a tattoo is the less room there is for details. So, keep this in mind when your asking for a lot of information or details to be incorporated into your piece. For example, trying to fit everyone’s birth date into a 3” X 3” tattoo might not be able to be possible. Also, small items like finger tattoos and lip tattoos, not only is there not a lot of room for detail these are areas that tend to fade and not last very long. It is just as important to take care of your small tattoo as you would a larger piece. Your body still needs to heal the same way and it will help with the longevity of the tattoo.

Large Tattoos

Now for your larger pieces the important thing here is to keep an open mind when having an artist design your custom tattoo. Letting the artist have some freedom, especially with the background this can really help with the flow of the tattoo and make it have a better end result. Trying to fit too many concepts into one piece also can make for a busy project in a negative way. Try to focus on one aspect that means the most to you and allow the artist to create it. Often clients get an image of what they want in their head and are so focused on getting that exactly, sometimes your exact idea doesn’t look quite right on your skin. Tattoo artists do this every single day, take a moment and listen to what they have to say.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tattoo Etiquette: Lucky Bamboo Tattoo

Tattoo Etiquette
By: Lucky Bamboo Tattoo
When booking an appointment to meet with an artist, that artist is taking valuable time out of their tattooing schedule to sit down with you and go over every aspect of your artwork. Please don’t book appointments lightly. We value your time so please try to value ours. Artists are also real people with real feelings. If you absolutely have to cancel, make sure to provide ample notice (more than 24 hours). This way we have the opportunity to fill your open spot.
At the time of your consultation if you have inspirations bring photos but it isn't required. Lastly, bring an open mind. The artist may have suggestions and ideas for you to enhance your tattoo so that it can be a custom one of a kind piece that you will love for years to come.

Booking Appointments:
Before booking for your tattoo, there are some things to remember. Our artists have full schedules and often waiting lists. Please try and be flexible; saying things like, “I’m only free on Tuesdays” or “I can only start after 3.” While we always try to be accommodating just be aware, we may have to schedule you months in advance. So, unless you truly want to wait weeks to get started, try to move things around.

Also, be patient and kind with the receptionist. First, she is not your artist and most likely won’t be able to answer all of your tattoo related questions. She’s thrilled to get you scheduled and answer basic questions for you. Secondly, getting frustrated and hostile with her is not going to help her magically make an earlier appointment appear for you.

The Day of Your Appointment
Tattoos hurt, in-case you weren’t aware. They are not licked on by kittens!

Avoid topical numbing agents and painkillers. This can only make matters worse and compromise your artwork and safety. The very best thing that you can do prior to your appointment is to HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE! Being hydrated is crucial for your body to function and heal properly. Also, consider cutting back on your caffeine intake or eliminate it completely.