Custom Tattoos can be quite elegant and visually appealing. You might see a very detailed, multi-colored elephant on someone’s arm, and think “that must have cost a fortune!” The good news is you can get that “probably cost hundreds of dollars” look without paying through the nose…if you find the right artist and business, of course.
Finding The Right Place
Often, large tattoo shops will charge more for their art as opposed to some guy or gal who’s in private practice on the side of the road. Think about it: if I have overhead costs, taxes, employee salaries, and other expenses, I need to make more per tattoo, right? If I’m just a guy working for myself, I only need to pay me. The hardest part is finding a private practice artist that is reliable. That’s where we can help. Here are some places to search for reviews:
- Yelp.com: One of the most reliable review platforms in the world. You can bet if an artist has a bad rep on here, they won’t be in business very long. Word spreads, and fast!
- Better Business Bureau: You can check with your local BBB in person or online at BBB.org. A quick google search will also typically review if a business is accredited, meaning the BBB approves of their activities.
- Chamber Of Commerce: Your local chamber of commerce can typically be contacted by phone or e-mail, and can tell you about reputable businesses they’d recommend.
- Word of Mouth-Of course, you can always ask friends where they got their tattoos and whether they were happy. At Customs By T-Pen, we’d love for you to consider us a friend as well. We want you to get the best price, even if it means going to another tattoo parlor. Please feel free to get in touch anytime.