Tattoos. They’re not for every man.
But every man, interested or not, should be aware of tattoo etiquette and options, if only to be a more engaging conversationalist.
So we’ve curated seven local ink maestros and styles to give you an idea what’s out there.
If you’re in the market, let this be your jumping-off point.
If not, consider it your voyeur’s pass to the current state of skin art.
But first, to the question: “I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo. Where should I go?”
The answer — from your ink-bearing correspondent — is simple: depends.
You wanna find your style first. Then your artist. Keep in mind: Good artists are worth waiting for.
And before you look, some basic rules and etiquette of the road:
- Come with an idea. Book in advance.
- Trust your artist.
- But don’t be afraid to give your input and meet in the middle — good ink is a negotiation.
- Don’t forget to tip. At least 30%.
And remember, in the words of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins: “Good tattoos aren’t cheap, and cheap tattoos aren’t good.”