Inexpensive tattoo shops are springing up everywhere. They are no longer just common sights in urban areas and beach towns. These shops can now be found in quaint shopping centers and strip malls in sedate suburbs.
The artists employed in these shops are often untested, as evidenced by their limited portfolios.
As the commonsense adage goes, “a good tattoo ain't cheap, and a cheap tattoo ain't good."
Client dissatisfaction is common with these shops. Subpar tattoos are often the reason people seek out a laser removal treatment center.
Some of these shops are so fly-by night that they never display a permanent sign, instead they manage to get by with a temporary vinyl banner. The branding of these ubiquitous shops may be purposely generic so that the consumer may never actually know the unique business name of the establishment.
These anonymous shops usually charge bargain-basement pricing for their work. Without a defined brand or a reputation to uphold a shop can do shoddy work with little repercussion. If they accumulate poor reviews on online rating sites they can just pull up stakes and move to another strip mall down the road. These low-end shops devalue the process and the artistry necessary to do really great tattoos.
These cheap tattoo parlors have unfortunate consequences, often squeezing out the reputable businesses in the area. Respected tattoo artists may find it impossible to compete with these cheap prices, particularly with those consumers who are impulse buyers.
Though they are getting the marks inscribed on their skin and will have to look at the tattoo every day, some people don’t take any more time choosing an artist than they do choosing which condiment they might want on their burger.
Check Out the Artist’s Portfolio Before Getting Inked
When choosing a tattoo parlor ask to see the portfolios of the artists. Sometimes you will have more luck visiting the shop in person than relying on the shop’s website. Too many artists neglect their websites, and don’t keep their online portfolio up-to-date.
You can expect a real artist to take his time getting the stencil right, making certain you like the placement even if it means placing it and wiping it off several times until it’s exactly right. Also, a true artist will confirm color choices before inking them on the skin.
When perusing a portfolio look for original designs, as well as smooth, straight lines, minimal blurring, refined shading, and well-done creative concepts. Some tattoo artists have a limited range; they may be great at inking dragons, but have no talent for portraiture.
A Terrible Tattoo Doesn’t Have to be Permanent
With laser tattoo removal you have the option of getting rid of that poor excuse for a tattoo. Our Hawaii center helps a lot of people who are unhappy with their tattoos get a clean slate, so to speak. A bad experience with a substandard shop may put a person off tattoos permanently. More likely though, the person will just take more time researching tattoo shops in the future.
InkOff.MD offers the most advanced techniques for tattoo removals with fascinating results.
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