Asked by bridgetellen2
It doesn’t have to be fancy. You could get a binder with poly sleeves and it would work just fine. The important thing is to show that you actually care about what you put inside. Don’t shove it full of torn and wrinkled papers with doodles. Have finished pieces, and have a few sketches. If you need to use prints of your work, try to be sure to include at least 1 small original. If you can organize them into themes, even better. It’s the subtle things that can make a difference.
Asked by christinafromdallas
For the most part, I find it much better to come in with an inspiration/general concept. This allows for flexibility. When you give an artist flexibility, you’re almost certain to get the best work out of them. We can design the best way we know how to fit the body, age well, and still convey the idea. There is nothing wrong with asking for specific details, but it’s best to try to keep those to a minimum.
When someone comes in with something very specific, it rarely turns out as well as it could. People get stuck with an idea of “this is exactly what I want” and then they attempt to micromanage the process without having a clue about what it actually takes to get a great tattoo. Things don’t fit right, don’t age well, or become cluttered to the point of being unreadable.
It’s very common for people to want a “meaningful” tattoo, and then want a TON of things in a tiny area. The “everything and the kitchen sink” type of tattoos. Just…don’t. I’ve had more then one person attempt to fit their entire life story (seriously) on a 1/2 sleeve. In cases like these, I try to advise people to make a list that prioritizes your ideas. The things that you REALLY REALLY want in the tattoo go at the top. The ones that you could drop if needed go on the bottom. Once you have that, talk to the artist, and then give them the freedom to tailor the design to what looks great, not design something that includes EVERYTHING. You never know, they might be able to make it all work, but in case they don’t you’ve made sure they got what really matters in there.
There is also a thing as being too general as well. It’s not super helpful when someone comes in and asks for “flowers”. At the very least, a person should know a rough size (and where) on the body they want the tattoo, subject/s, and style. Even something as simple as a color scheme can help us a lot without having to know exactly what you want. I’d much rather hear “I want blue and yellow flowers” or “I’d like tropical flowers” over “I’d like flowers”.
It’s a delicate balance, but if you shoot for the middle you’re probably doing great. Baby bear know’s what’s up.
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