How to describe a tattoo to a tattoo artist to get what you want

You may be wondering how to describe a tattoo to a tattoo artist in a way that makes it easy to get what you want.

Well, it’s not really as complicated as it seems.

I always recommend that people come up with a detailed description of their tattoo before they meet with their tattoo artist.

This way, the artist can perfectly create the artwork for them.

Still not sure, here are a few tips for creating a great description:

:- Start by describing the design in detail. What does it look like? Is it realistic? What colors are included? How large is it? Are any elements textured or layered?

:- Talk about how you feel about the design and whether you would feel comfortable having it permanently displayed on your body. If you’re not sure yet, bring photos of similar tattoos to help inspire the artist!

:- Describe any historical significance or personal meaning that the tattoo design has to you. This can help give your tattoo more context and make it more unique.

:- Always remember to thank the artist for their time and effort spent on your project!

How do you explain a tattoo?

There are a few things you should consider when writing your tattoo description for the tattoo artist to create your design. 

Include: the design, the artist, the location, what type of ink it will be in, and any special instructions or warnings.

1. The design: It’s important to choose a tattoo that you’re truly passionate about and feel represents who you are as an individual. This also helps ensure that you’ll be happy with the finished product.

2. The artist: Always make sure to choose an experienced artist who will be able to create a masterpiece with your specific design in mind. Ask for references if possible!

3. The location: Always inform your artist of any allergies or sensitivities before getting started so they can take appropriate measures. And definitely let them know if you have any other medical conditions that may affect healing time!

4. Length is also important when picking a tattoo. Some designs can be shorter or longer, so be sure to specify how long you’d like the tattoo to be.

5. Don’t forget the ink color. You can choose your favorite color or any color that suits you. Some persons actually leave this choice to the tattoo artist. You can as well do that.

Also read: How to ask an artist to use their work for a tattoo. 


How do you compliment a tattoo artist?

Tattoo artists are highly skilled at what they do and often take great pride in their work.

When you’re complimenting a tattoo artist, it’s important to find the right words to let them know how beautiful their art is.

Here are 5 ways to say thank you for a beautiful tattoo:

“Thank you so much for your amazing work on my new tattoo! It looks absolutely stunning.”

“Your tattoos are truly some of the most unique and beautiful I’ve ever seen.”

“I can’t believe how well your tattoo artistry captures the essence of the subject matter.”

“It’s obvious that a lot of time and effort went into creating this masterpiece.”

“You have such an incredible eye for detail and I absolutely love the way your tattoos look!


Also read: Is it rude to ask a tattoo artist to copy a tattoo? 

What should you not say to a tattoo artist?

There are certain things you shouldn’t say to a tattoo artist especially during a session.

Here are a few guidelines;

1. It’s important to remember not to say anything that could potentially offend or upset the tattoo artist. This includes anything that is inappropriate, sexual, or offensive.

2. If you have any concerns about your tattoo, it’s always best to ask the artist before you get them done. They will be more than happy to help you out and answer any questions you may have.

3. Just like with any other professional relationship, it’s important to be respectful and understanding of the tattoo artist’s work space and time constraints.

4. Finally, no matter how much experience you have with tattoos, it’s always a good idea to consult with a certified professional before getting one done.

This way you can make sure that the tattoo is exactly what you want and that all of your safety concerns are taken care of.

Also read: How to tell a tattoo artist you don’t like the tattoo 



You are considering getting a tattoo, but bothered on how to describe a tattoo to a tattoo artist.

Here are some tips to help you describe it to a tattoo artist:

-Be honest about what you are looking for in a tattoo. Do not put off getting one because you are not sure what you want.

-Think about what type of tattoo you would like. There is a wide variety of tattoos to choose from, so find one that speaks to you.

-Be prepared to describe the design in detail.

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