TAT How to find an excellent/respectable artist in my area

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  1. Mel

    Mel RIP James :(

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    Any idea? Most of my friends aren't as into tattoos as I am, and probably don't care about the quality, so word of mouth won't really do. I know I can go into various places and look at their stuff, but any other ideas?
     
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    chose my artist as he won a few awards in a recent convention

    edit: that said.. it looks godawful at the moment because I couldn't leave it alone (whilst asleep), while it was healing.
     
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    Where are you?
     
  4. joy division

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    Look at portfolios...if they don't have portfolios in the shop, run the fuck away.
     
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    check and see if there are gonna be any tattoo conventions near you.

    these can serve a double benefit. one, you can see USUALLY good artists and compare from there. and two, you can usually have the chance to get some ink done by a nationally recognized artist at a significantly reduced price.

    just dont rush into anything if you go to one--if you want, just go to look and learn
     
  6. Mel

    Mel RIP James :(

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    I'm in the Detroit area. :)

    I'm tempted to go back to CO to the place I've gotten 4 of my 5 done. I know and like their work.
     
  7. Mel

    Mel RIP James :(

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    thank you all, BTW!
     
  8. joy division

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    where?
     
  9. Mel

    Mel RIP James :(

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    Millenium Tattoo. I'm sure you've heard of it. :) It's in fort collins.
     
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    yeah....i don't really like them :o
     
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    Where do you want me baby?!
    hey joy you going to the meat?
     
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    I'm not sure, I have to train from 3-6:30 or so saturday night...then I'd have to get down to denver :hs: what time is the show? 8? You said you get off work at 6 right...I'd like to go, never met anyone from OT before.
     
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    awards dont mean anything. i've seen some really bad hacks win 1st place awards at shitty tattoo conventions.
     
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    yea I get off at 6 but there are two movies so you can take your pick. I dont think they start till 9 something. we have to wait for the sun to go down
     
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    I'm SOL on this meet unfortunately, got stuck with dog sitting :ugh:


    I'll meet you guys soon tho I'm sure...



    sorry for offtopic ness :)
     
  16. Mel

    Mel RIP James :(

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    :dunno: They've done 4 of 5 of my tattoos, and I think they've done a good job.
     
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    I dont know about the D-town area, but over here in the GR area, there is no problem with asking some random person where they got their work done at....as long as they dont look hostile. Try going into your local Hot Topic, most of the employees there are pretty decent to talk to, and many of them are inked/pierced.
     
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    I went through all the shops in town looking for something good so I didn't have to drive to denver every time i wanted a tat...at millenium they had flash everywhere, the people in there and the atmosphere was :ugh: to me and they didn't have portfolios of anyone except for the TV screen.

    From what I saw the work was definitely quality, but IMO the style was nothing special and not very inventive.
     
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    Not sure about hot topic :coolugh: but if you get into some indie music stores those kids are usually elitist enough to go to the nicest places...at least in denver.
     
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    same as seattle.
     
  21. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    i know of nothing near you.

    so far I've got mine in Houston, but for larger pieces that are more my style that require a bit more of a "nasty" personality, I'm going to travel for them and pay out the ass for them :o

    depending on what you want, who you're willing to trust, etc, I say travel for it :)
     

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