Choosing a Tattoo Parlor

Tattoo Parlor

Choosing the right tattoo parlor is extremely important, especially when getting your first tattoo. There are many things to consider when choosing a tattoo parlor. My first tat was in the Navy I guess I was lucky all mentioned below was apparent.

Make sure that the parlor is a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Some people have had the experience of joining a friend for their tattooing session so you may already have an idea of a place like this it always helps to have someone there you know.

Most importantly, the parlor should be clean and professional. Clean is always important when dealing with needles and blood that is a given.

The tattoo parlor should be well lighted. This is important for a few reasons. The bright, or better yet, natural light is a better way for you and the artist to see the true nature of the colors used and what the tattoo will actually look like. It also makes it easier to feel relaxed and comfortable knowing that you can see what is going on all around you.

When walking into a tattoo parlor for the first time, don’t be afraid to ask questions ask away your tattoo artist will be more than happy to answer your questions. Are the needles and other materials one-time use? Will gloves be worn? How long have the artists been tattooing? Are they members of a professional establishment ? Do they have license?  These are the basic questions to ask.

Be sure that all of the needles are opened in front of you. This will ensure that they haven’t been used 10 minutes before you for the person down the road.

If you know of anyone with a tattoo, ask them where they got it done and if they would recommend the parlor or a particular artist. Tattoo magazines are a good place too. You may find an article or advertisement for one in your area. Keep your eye open for one they are all over. Also, browse around the internet to find a place.

Remember, this is a permanent investment, be certain to choose the tattoo parlor that is right for you.

Sometimes the artist will take a picture of your tattoo that he or she just got done doing to add to their collection.

I remember my artist wanted to take a picture of mine but he did not have any film left. He also told me that it was a very original design.

Good Luck and pick one you will always like and most of all have fun 😉