I was always passionate about art and drawing, since I was a child. Once I received my first tattoo when I was 18, I was hooked and immediately booked an appointment to start my entire sleeve. One year later I sought a tattoo apprenticeship.
It’s hard to think of specific tattoos that I’m prouder of than others, but the tattoo I did at the Ink Master Finale in 2019 is a true example of how well I can perform under pressure with a million eyes on me and rank among the best.
The most important part of the tattoo process is making sure it will hold up well over time. That is dependent on the artist's skill, competency, and the client’s dedication to taking care of the tattoo once they’ve left the tattoo studio.
Some tattoos can be a little trickier to heal, and require more care over time. Anything with bright, saturated color can be a little tougher on the body to heal as it causes more trauma on the skin, compared to simple linework where there’s minimal scabbing. Tattoos without a lot of contrast tend to fade and blur as you age or have excess sun exposure.
Don’t be nervous, do your research in the style and design you want to get. Nowadays with social media, it's so easy to get inspired and find an artist you really like. Ask for a consultation if you want more reassurance, and it gives you a chance to meet your potential tattoo artist and brainstorm together.