how do tattoo appointments work nowadays?

how do tattoo appointments work nowadays?
from what i know almost everything is done over instagram now, what if i dont have an instagram?
how does it work when you want something custom? say i have an idea in my head with some images as an example, how are they going to work?

44 thoughts on “how do tattoo appointments work nowadays?

  1. Anonymous says:

    >say i have an idea in my head with some images as an example, how are they going to work
    They’ll make a drawing or two and usually text you or dm you and shown you, and you tell them what you like and don’t like until they draw something you like, then they’ll transfer it onto a stencil to do the tattoo. If you don’t have IG just call or go to the shop in person and tell them you want to book an appointment with a particular artist, they should give you their cell number and you can just give them a call, then you can describe what you want and if you have any references you can text them after that. You’re making this more complicated than it is though lol just reach out to the artist you want- they want your money bro trust me.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/8uATm4h.jpg

      lol i had this predicament recently after not having been tatted in years and years. i also dont have an instagram and didnt really want to get on board with that. i found most legitimate artists had a way to reach them through email or a webform on their shop’s website and when i found an artist who i admired i emailed him directly with my idea and some images i had cobbled together. he then set up an appointment to do a consult and flesh out the idea in person which took maybe 15 minutes one day. i sent him more images in between and he used those as inspiration towards the final custom image. then we scheduled the actual tattoo appointment which was a few weeks later and voila more beautiful art. i am definitely not going to wait so many years again before getting another one. i think the sign of a true talented tattoo artist is being able to take the random gibberish that you offer them and make a cohesive piece of art out of it. i was floored at how he was able to come up with the very design i was imagining, but better. anyway i hope you find a cool artist and get a cool piece. tattooing is such an amazing art form and connects you with all of humanity through history. it is one of our oldest shared art forms 🙂

      helpful posts, thanks, i know im overcomplicating but my mind always requires extreme visual planning of things

      • Anonymous says:

        I actually like that LULZners seethe because I have tattoos, just how I like that redditors seethe because I drive a 2500 diesel (and because I’m racist)

          • Anonymous says:

            It doesn’t have anything to do with that other shit. Besides, when I got my tattoos it was still very much a subcultural thing, Instagram didn’t even exist. Normies discovering a thing and gravitating towards it makes some people seethe so hard that they think everyone who likes that thing must conform to some idea they have in their head, it’s crazy.

        • Anonymous says:

          I’ll always view you as dysgenic trash. You will never be a real racist. Your children will grow up to be losers raised by a derelict father with a ruined tatted body who will turn to boozing like all ram drivers. You will look in the mirror one day and realize you never had any based beliefs and see that they were just superficially inked onto your brain as the tattoos are in your skin.

        • Anonymous says:

          People on this website do not like racists I got banned many times for accidental racism posts. People on here only like "ironic racism" because they are "hecking stupids"

  2. Anonymous says:

    lol i had this predicament recently after not having been tatted in years and years. i also dont have an instagram and didnt really want to get on board with that. i found most legitimate artists had a way to reach them through email or a webform on their shop’s website and when i found an artist who i admired i emailed him directly with my idea and some images i had cobbled together. he then set up an appointment to do a consult and flesh out the idea in person which took maybe 15 minutes one day. i sent him more images in between and he used those as inspiration towards the final custom image. then we scheduled the actual tattoo appointment which was a few weeks later and voila more beautiful art. i am definitely not going to wait so many years again before getting another one. i think the sign of a true talented tattoo artist is being able to take the random gibberish that you offer them and make a cohesive piece of art out of it. i was floored at how he was able to come up with the very design i was imagining, but better. anyway i hope you find a cool artist and get a cool piece. tattooing is such an amazing art form and connects you with all of humanity through history. it is one of our oldest shared art forms 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    >how do tattoo appointments work nowadays?
    you go to the normalgay tat place and mark yourself as a total normalgay conformist, like a cattle mark that says "I AM EXPENDABLE" just like everyone else

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree. But I’d be too scared to talk to her because I heard that Chinese chicks with tats are always like, associated with Triads. I guess it would be fine if she was western but then it’s not as sexy. Catch 22.

  4. Anonymous says:

    sorry g you gotta get Instagram, find someone with the style you like and wait until they travel to a city near you and guest at someone else’s shop. it’s that or trust the boomers at the local place to do whatever idea you have that isn’t their style

  5. Anonymous says:

    >what if i dont have an instagram?
    then make one? are you hecking stupid? if you don’t want to use it then keep the profile blank? why did you make this thread?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Tattoos are cool if you get one in prison or as part of a street gang / army unit. Otherwise it’s pretty grim.

    That chick looks cool so she gets a pass. Plus plus plus points for the cig

    • Anonymous says:

      When I was growing up, those were the type of men I looked up to, and I gravitated towards tattoos. I’ve also been a musician for a long time and I got my first tattoo on the road. My third tattoo was a combat infantryman’s badge after I deployed to Iraq. Tattoos hadn’t exploded in popularity yet. It’s funny that you can just mention having tattoos and a bunch of people who have probably failed in almost every aspect of their own lives will project that onto you- doodle moron and all that- they are the Black folk, because they’re the second-class citizens, society doesn’t even let them get pussy.

  7. Anonymous says:

    i think its like finding a drug dealer referral, you have to hit up people you know who look like they use, so you need tattood friends or coworkers i guess

  8. Anonymous says:

    Its different for everyone. If you know a lot of tatted up ppl w nice tattoos, just ask who their artists are. Look for reputable tattoo shops and call them, tell them an idea of what you want & they’ll get one of their artists that they think should do it to text/contact you. then you talk to the artist, show them pics and references, describe what you want and they’ll tell you the price range, draw out designs and you pick one you like.

  9. Anonymous says:

    >how do tattoo appointments work nowadays?
    >walk into a tattoo studio
    >say "hello I would like a tattoo"
    They will guide you from there.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Tattoos are for Instagram hoes and instagram heck boys now. The point of them is to get likes on instagram when you post a new one, that’s why most people get them

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