I’ve got my design…who do I see?
In my opinion there is no more important part of getting a tattoo than getting the right artist. If you get the right tattooist most of your concerns will evaporate. You will no longer have to worry about infection and disease, no more concerns about them understanding what you want and no more sleepless nights about the quality of the finished work. In fact, even if you’ve chosen the wrong design (which you won’t really know for some time afterwards) at least you’ll know that it’s what you asked for at the time, that it is really well done and your health is unaffected. Yep, getting this bit right is incredibly important.
I got this bit wrong with both of my first two tattoos. Right designs, right hygiene levels….just not quite up to the job on getting the job done. I look back now and wonder why I let the same guy do both of my first tattoos. I think I was still a little wet behind the ears. At the time I thought they were both superb, not perfect but superb. Sadly, as time has progressed I look at what I have against what I could have had and I feel a tiny bit of regret.
I don’t regret the designs, I don’t regret having them I just wish I’d been a little more clued up about how to find the right artist to do the work I wanted. The guy who did them was a really nice guy, keen and enthusiastic and as excited about doing the designs I’d chosen as I was about having them. If he was as talented as he was good to be around I’d have world beating masterpieces. What I have is two tattoos that my current artist has reworked, they are better than they were but, as is the case with some tattoos, they will never be what they were originally supposed to be. Unfortunately, some things just can’t be undone.
Fast forward a few years. Older, wiser and on direct recommendation of a colleague I found my current artist. The difference is incalculable. He is a incredibly talented artist who appears to read my mind. What ever idea I have he converts into exactly what I wanted…but better. Of course, I provide pictures of what I have in mind but he takes them and creates brilliance. My first visit to him was to have one of my previous tattoos reworked and that was it. I knew this was MY artist from now on.
Over the years I have come to trust him to the point where if he thinks something will look better than what I had in mind, I let him do it. he’s always right. I recommend him to anyone and everyone that will listen. he’s Akash ( Tattsgun) From Tattooartgoa.com Located Tittos lane Baga Goa india. a great artist, a great friend and a great tattooist.