Be polite and straight to the point in your email. Tattoo artists don’t have much time between their tattooing work to spend time answering emails, so keep it short and provide them with useful information. Provide information like the style, colours, size and location that you want the tattoo.
Likewise, people ask, how do you email a tattoo artist for the first time?
Similarly, how do you ask for a tattoo artist price?
The first way to ask for an estimate is to do it during the consultation. Call or email the artist and schedule a time to come in and talk with them. Bring in anything you need to describe what you want. Let them know what the design is, where you want the tattoo and how big it will be.
How do I talk to my tattoo artist?
Custom Tattoos: How to Talk Art with Your Tattoo Artist
- DO: Think a lot of your tattoo before you set up an appointment.
- DO: Bring references of what you’re picturing.
- DON’T: Ask your artist to directly copy someone else’s work or photo!
- DO: Ask for what you want.
- DON’T: Demand tiny changes over and over.
- DO: Trust your artist, and their ability.
What to email a tattoo artist when booking an appointment:
- A simple description of your idea and any photo references you may have.
- The size and body part you’d like to have tattooed, as well as your budget.
- Any particular style, colors, details, and similar, that you’d like included.
- Dates that work well for you.
Let the artist concentrate while you get tattooed
Let the artist take the lead or ask them what they prefer. Do bring a book to read or movie to watch provided you can do it without moving. Do let your artist take the lead on whether or not to talk. Don’t stare at the tattoo while your artist is working.
You should expect for a delayed response.
Reviewing booking requests and responding to emails is a time-consuming process, so you shouldn’t expect to hear back from the artist right away. Sometimes, it could take weeks or even a month or two for artists to get back to you about scheduling a tattoo appointment.
Give it 3 more days then try emailing again. If there’s still no answer after the 2nd (or 3rd) time, the artist doesn’t want your business that badly- aka find someone else. I’ve never emailed an artist. I always just call the shop to see when that particular artist is free for a consult.
Dream Tattoo: How to Effectively Communicate Your Vision to Your Artist
- Effective Communication – Describing Your Dream Tattoo to Your Tattoo Artist.
- Be Specific As You Can From the Very Beginning.
- Verbalize your Idea and Let the Artist Create from There.
- See What the Artist Comes Up and Keep an Open Mind.
Let them know you are an artist and that you want them to take a look at your work. Explain to them that you are interested in an apprenticeship and that you respect their shop and that you would like to learn from them. They are going to ask you all kinds of questions. Keep your cool and answer them the best you can.
How to Tell a Good Tattoo From a Bad Tattoo
- Saturation. A good tattoo should have fully saturated black, color and shading. …
- Linework. The lines of a tattoo should be crisp, straight and consistent throughout the tattoo. …
- Composition. Composition relates to the flow of different items within a tattoo. …
- Healing. …
- Placement. …
- Contrast. …
- Proportion. …
It is definitely not rude to ask. It isn’t rude of them to charge you and you should absolutely have a ball park idea of how much you are going to be spending. There’s nothing wrong with asking what the hourly rate is, and for a rough estimate of how long the tattoo will take.
10 Tattoos You Should Never Get
- Names of a new boyfriend or girlfriend. …
- Crude jokes or images. …
- Spontaneous tattoos. …
- Fad tattoos. …
- Offensive or hate tattoos. …
- Tattoos that predict the future. …
- Tattoos that you don’t spell check. …
- Tribal tattoos if they aren’t part of your culture.
The Basics. Generally, all tattoo shops will begin at a minimum cost. This is to ensure the artist is compensated fairly for their time. So if you’re looking for something super simple and tiny (like a heart outline) you can plan on spending, generally, $50-$200 (depending on where you live).