In your mind, what do you see when you think about a tattoo studio? Use your imagination. Really think about it for a minute. What comes to your mind?
The walls are lined with artwork from past clients, and the interior is decorated with oddities from past events. It also smells odd. The tattoo chairs have old blood clinging to their surface, the floors are made of gross yet colourful throw rugs, and the bulbs on the ceiling look like they fell from your dad’s chandelier collection. You might run into a big guy named Frank, who might be the one that’s inking the skin of your niece, or Jeff, who has three people crowded around him as he works on his latest masterpiece.
Relax. Just kidding, that stuff isn’t real — at least not in Celebrity Ink tattoo studios.
Choosing a tattoo studio is vital for every individual. There are numerous types of tattoo studios, and these can be found in almost every corner of the world. It's a decision that can profoundly impact your life and create lifelong memories. You want to make sure that your tattoo experience is worthwhile and enjoyable over the long term but also that it won't set you back later in life; that's why we have pulled together an ultimate guide to help you find the perfect tattoo studio for your needs.
Read reviews and ask around
While many tattoo studios online offer great designs and look fantastic, you want to make sure the people who will be putting the ink on you are trustworthy. A good reputation is essential, but even more so is a good quality of service and products. Reading reviews will guide you in your decision-making towards finding the best tattoo studio for your needs.
Visit the studio or book a consultation
When deciding to get a tattoo, setting up a tour and trying to get to know the staff during your visit is important.
You want to make sure that you're comfortable in the environment and with your artist. At all Celebrity Ink tattoo studios we offer complimentary design consultations for this very reason. We want to get to know you and give you a chance to get to know us a little better. At the end of the day you're making a big decision so it's important that you get familiar with the people inking you for life.
Cleanliness of the studio
Tattoos are all about the art, no doubt about that. However, when choosing a tattoo studio, hygiene and cleanliness come into play. After all, a clean and sterile environment leads to better results. A tattoo studio that does not wash their hands is a tattoo studio you should avoid—having someone sit in a dirty chair and use your arm as a tray for crumbs and dirt does not make any sense. The same can be said for dirty floors, poorly maintained equipment, and unsanitary practices regarding breathing masks and disinfectants.
Check artist portfolio
Artists are the heart of every tattoo studio. The entire purpose of your tattoo is to portray a piece of unique imagery to communicate with and be remembered by the individual receiving the design.
It is vital that your chosen studio has an artist with impeccable artistic skills, has a solid reputation, and has been in the industry for years – you need someone who knows what he or she is doing and can capture their designs perfectly.
Tattooing can be intimidating in itself, and entering a tattoo studio can be overwhelming. The artwork and photographs hanging from the walls can make you squint. The smell of menthol, alcohol, and ink can cause your nose to tingle. And that loud buzzing, zinging sound coming from the tattoo machine is enough to distract even the calmest, most grounded person.
At Celebrity Ink Tattoo, we challenge this by building studios where people feel welcome and safe without judgment. We aim to create a space for everyone because we all deserve to have a place where we can celebrate ourselves and get inspired by each other's art.
Our studios are where all exploration of the human body's canvas begins, and this is where the beautiful stories of our customers are told through body art. We want to elevate body art from underground to mainstream and intend to be at the forefront of that change. Because there's more to it than just ink and a needle; it's an experience that should be enjoyable.
Celebrity Ink Tattoo studio is more than just a place to get inked. Our personality and exceptional staff define us as a space unlike any other, something you cannot find anywhere else. We are all about making your experience fun, and that starts, in part, when you come in the door. There are interactive touchscreens for mood board creation, a collaborative table for co-creating your desired tattoo design, a VIP room, and of course, complete sterility and cleanliness on all of our tattoo equipment.
The idea behind a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere at any Celebrity Ink studio is relatable. No matter who you are or where you come from, we can all agree that no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own skin. We want to put our customers into the spotlight and celebrate the community's diversity through a space where people can feel accepted and empowered with who they are and what they want. We think it's important that people, regardless of gender or race, feel free to express themselves and get tattoos wherever they want. We grew up in a culture of limited options—and we want people to know they have choices today.
Our high-quality facility and experienced artists ensure that you get the best service possible, and we take great pride in the reputation we hold and strive daily to uphold it. When you walk through the door, you should leave your worries behind. You're going to get a tattoo that you'll love. You'll find a group of people who will make sure of it.