Tattoo Shops in Rochester

So, you have decided that you want to get a tattoo in Rochester– what’s next?

First, you will need to pick the spot where you want the tattoo. This will have a major impact on what you can choose for your design. Next, you can pick the style/theme of your tattoo and finally close in on the final design with a sketch. Then, you can finally go to a tattoo shop, sit down with the artist of your choice and get a good consultation on your choices. Unless you are a talented artist yourself, you will probably want to let the tattoo artist handle the detailed tattoo design. Of course, they will do it after your idea, but a good tattoo artist will be able to come up with an amazing design if you let them!

Now let’s go into details!

How to pick a tattoo

Like mentioned before, the place for the tattoo is an important first decision. There’s a few things you will need to keep in mind:

  • Your job/career – will you need to cover up the tattoo in some scenarios?
  • Your budget – can you really afford that huge, intricate tattoo?
  • Can you take the pain? Some spots just hurt a lot more to get inked on
  • Size of the tattoo – you can’t get something big on your wrist, duh

Once you’ve decided on the right spot for your tattoo, you can decide on the theme. Just browse for inspiration until you find something that you love. On Miami Ink, there’s thousands of tattoo designs to browse through – you will surely find something there.

Next, draw a simple sketch of what you want your tattoo to look like. If you are really bad at drawing, you can also just describe it with words and pictures as references. This will help the artist create something amazing for you!

But for that, you need to pick a tattoo parlor or even a specific artist to go to!

How to pick a tattoo shop in Rochester

There’s really good and famous tattoo shops, and there’s the normal ones. Obviously, the famous ones are a lot more expensive. When you are looking for the right tattoo shop in Rochester, there’s a few things to consider:

  • Popularity – A very popular shop will probably not be able to get your tattoo done immediately, you might have to wait for up to a few weeks to get it done
  • Price – The really good artists are not cheap. It’s worth it, especially for more intricate tattoos, but that may not be in your price range
  • Experience – Look through previous work and reviews – you don’t want to have a sloppy tattoo on your skin forever, right?
  • Treatment – If you feel like the artist doesn’t care about helping you during your first meeting, go to a different shop.
  • The shop itself – If you don’t feel comfortable in the shop, if it is not clean and tidy, maybe even messy, I probably wouldn’t want to get my tattoo there

There’s a variety of tattoo shops in Rochester, be sure to check out all of them before deciding which one to go to. And if that shop doesn’t make you feel good about it, just go to the next. Don’t make the mistake of rushing this decision!

And finally, once you found the right shop, go get your tattoo done! I wish you the best of luck, may you enjoy it for years to come!


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