So you’re looking for a new, cool tattoo? Brilliant, what’s your first move?… Go into the first studio you see and pick something off the wall and get tattooed?
Your first job should be.. Do your research!
We have just opened the doors of the Halifax Tattoo Collective, West Yorkshire and have noticed that ALL the people that pop into the shop ask the very same first question: “How much do you charge?”..
ok, this is a fair enough question because customers need to have an idea what their tattoo is going to cost.. However, should cost be the first priority when getting something permanently tattooed onto you?
I have seen it time and time again, customers basing their tattoo artist choice on getting the job done cheap… Here’s a heads up.. ‘Good tattoos aren’t cheap, cheap tattoos aren’t good.’ It’s pretty much that simple.
So what should be your first question? How about, “Can I see some examples of your tattoo work?’ Would be a very good start. Any tattoo artist worth his salt should be able to show you a portfolio of consistently good tattoos. If they can’t, avoid them.
There is always someone willing to go cheaper.. But you risk an awful lot. If money is your only main priority when choosing a tattoo you could end up in someone’s kitchen getting tattooed by an unlicensed artist with little to no knowledge of basic hygiene, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens and then you’re risking way more than just a bad tattoo!
Call in and see us at the Halifax Tattoo Collective, ask to see examples of our artists work… Or look at the Galleries on this website and compare it to the other local studios work and make a more informed decision.
We design up each tattoo, so each tattoo is a custom, one off tattoo just for you!
You will forget the cost of a tattoo in no time at all.. You won’t forget the tattoo you get!