Let’s be honest?
So I started this blog for very selfish reasons. I feel like there really isn’t a voice for the tattoo consumer. Many Tattoo artists and shops have either snippets of information or blogs directed at but not for the consumer, and some are unfortunately condescending. But very few, if any look at the industry from the consumer’s perspective.
I think this is a critical part of getting a tattoo. Because if you and I don’t know how to ask for what we want, know how to take care of ourselves, and have the best experience then the relationship between the artist and collector will continue to foster unnecessary tension.
Getting a tattoo is a life experience each and every time. I know, when I sit down in that chair, I’m marking a journey in my life that I can reflect upon at any time in the future just by virtue of it being on my body. And it extends to the people in our lives like partners, lovers, friends, family members, and work peers.
I remember the first time I got a tattoo. The experience was surreal. Both excitement and trepidation. The next morning I woke up and my heart skipped a beat because I acknowledged that I had forever inked my skin. In that second, I had a momentary regret of the inability to never turn back. But that passed in the next second. Because in essence every moment we live there is no turning back. Every choice is a tattoo on our life experience. We just have to do our best to make the most informed choices.
So when I get a tattoo I think, “Is this what I really want and am I willing to take the next step?” Do you think about that too? Or do you just trust it will all work out?
I’m not a tattoo artist? I’m definitely not a medical professional. I’m not a blogger (yet). I’m not a life coach. I’m just a curious guy who has an instinctive desire to help people be informed when making life decisions. What do they say, therapist are the ones who need the most therapy? I’m thinking this is my therapy couch.
Please, please, please ask me questions that you want to know about getting a tattoo or the tattoo industry, I’ll work to track that info down for you.
That’s it, that’s the jist of it. Information from the consumer’s perspective. I hope you stay tuned for what I deliver if in anyway tattoos are in your future.