By Fernanda Gipson
Who man! There really is nothing that can set you apart from the crowd then a great looking Japanese tattoo. We've all seen them in recent years, as they have been expanding in popularity by exponential proportions. So if you are considering decorating your body with this type of art then go for it! However; there are a few steps that you may want to consider taking before hand.
Give it Some Real Thought
Step one is to give it some deep thought. No reputable and credible tattoo artist wants to do any work that will be regretted later in life. Sure the social stigma is long gone but tastes in art do change. Consider the classics rather then a trend and it will be some type of guarantee that your choice will be appreciated for a lifetime.
Find A Japanese Tattoo Artist That Will Work With You
What you don't want to do is simply walk into a tattoo artists parlor, plunk yourself into a chair and get your Japanese tattoo done in one day. Take your time and look around for an artist that will work with you. Perhaps one or more consultations may be in order.
Don't Expect Free Time
Bear in mind while you are doing this that tattoo artists aren't in it to do free community service and the better the artist, the more precious their time is. So if you want an artist to spend some time with you and have his or her heart in what they are doing expect to shell out some cash up front.
Truly Great Tattoo Work Can Be Expensive
One the same topic, always bear in mind that when it comes to art cheap work is just that, cheap work. Trying to save some money by having a trainee or an upstart do extensive tattoo work on you can leave you regretting the whole affair. Paying the money that takes to have a truly skilled tattoo artist do your work is a decision that you will never regret.