I got the tattoo bug about 15 years ago.
I first fell in love with those darling tattoos
Of hearts and butterflies that all the
Women were getting on their lower backs.
You know, the area that showcases those
Beautiful tattoos riding right above the
Bikini line. It did not take long for them to get a bad
Name by all the tattoo haters, though. I mean, seriously?
Tramp Stamp?? Come on. Was that term created
by an overwrought, uptight Mormon?
Well, as it turns out I did not end up getting a
Tramp Stamp after all.
I came up with a cool drawing of a cute little frog.
Thrilled with my hand drawn design, I took
It to the only tattoo shop I knew about. It was located
In the local mall. I presented it to the girl who
greeted me for my appointment. She eyeballed it
coolly and said she’d have to take it back to the “artist”.
Moments later she returned. “Naw, he won’t do it.”
“Why?” I asked. And she gave me some hokey explanation
About the lines being too fine and how color tattoos never
Last. So, sadly, I ended up with some “flash art” flower
That was hanging up on the shop wall because the
“ARTIST” was a no talent hack. (I am definitely getting
A cover up someday) Since that time, I have gotten
A few other tattoos, which I also designed or personalized
To make them more “my own”. Of course, I have them done
at a very excellent tattoo shop, by Actual tattoo “ARTISTS”.
Thanks to my first tattooing experience. I months
researching the design that I want.
I get the basic concept as close to the way
I want it to look and
The artist helps me with suggestions and design
work of their own to make it even better!
The moral of the story is before you get
A tattoo, meet the tattoo artist, check out
some of their previous work, and most of all know
What you want in advance. You cannot expect a tattoo artist
to just come up with something cool for you.
They do not know you that deeply. Nor are they psychic.
Do not end up a tattoo fail statistic!
Feel completely confident with your design and
The person who is going to do the work. Below is a
Picture of my latest. Best Wishes on Your Tattoo!!