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    Going to talk to an artist... Questions to ask?

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    Going to talk to a new tattoo artist about getting something done. I'm so nervous. I have 4 tatts right now, and 3 of them (the good ones) have been done by the same person in Jersey. I'm terrified about going in to meet a new artist. Any tips?

    It's lettering, so I checked out a lot of the portfolios for beautiful, clean lines and lettering. I found one artist in this town who's lettering looked clean. Anything else I should look for or ask about?

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    Ask for pictures of healed works. It looks a LOT different healed.

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    My rule of thumb ... find the worst tattoo in that artists profile and ask yiurself if youd be ok with that on yiur skin. if the answer is no, keep looking.
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    I went to talk to him. He seemed really cool, and didn't balk at the simplicity of what I want. His lettering is off the freakin' chain.

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    My rule of thumb ... find the worst tattoo in that artists profile and ask yiurself if youd be ok with that on yiur skin. if the answer is no, keep looking.
    This is actually a really good rule. Although I think I would break it down by styles. Like this guy does AWESOME lettering and badass skulls/gargoyles. Would I go to him for portraits or that very traditional (Sailor Jerry) style, probably not. Although there's another guy in town who did BEAUTIFUL traditional sailor tatts, but I wouldn't let him do my lettering in a million years.

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