If you live in a town of over forty thousand people, more than likely you have a choice of at least three tattoo shops to pick from. Because of the rising interest in body art and the human need to stand-out, just a little from the sea of humanity, the numbers of tattoo parlors opening has skyrocketed. But there is a definite difference between just any shop and a really great shop. This is defiantly one decision that you do not want to go with the lowest price available. It more than pays to be well informed and knows the difference between the many types of shops.
The shop should be professional and still make you feel comfortable to hang around and chat. The better tattoo shops will have their own custom designs, and you will need to make an appointment ahead of time. The cost of an original tattoo can be expensive, but not blending into the crowd with the same tattoo as five other people in the room more than makes up for it. By getting your ink done at one of the better places you’ll get superior craftsmanship and more help if something is not to your satisfaction.
Quality tattoo shops have a strict set of codes regulating their sanitary conditions for their customers peace of mind. The US Department of Health states all blood born pathogens and instruments must be properly disposed of. Each artist must maintain the cleanliness of their station and the comfort of their customers. All tattoo artist’s should be properly licensed with their license displayed in a prominent place in full view of the general public.
Another great suggestion when looking for a good place to get your tattoos and piercing’s is to do a search to check if there have been any lawsuits filed against the artist. When shop owners start getting careless customers are at risk and lawsuits begin. There was a lawsuit bought against a shop owner recently where the customer was infected with a flesh eating bacterium by the use of unsanitary equipment.
A respectable tattoo shop is a business and the owner would like to keep it going. The best way to do that is by providing a safe healthy environment for their customers and providing excellent service to gain new customers. Word of mouth after all is the best advertising a business can get, but bad word of mouth can seriously hurt any tattoo shops.