Wow is something that comes out of our mouths as soon as we witness someone with a good and ravishing tattoo design. Tattoos were earlier used as religious symbols that were compulsory to be made on the bodies of people belonging to particular religions and castes. For an instance, Gujarati crowd in India (one of the popular Asian countries) had to compulsorily get the tattoo made in different designs to depict some sort of cultural values. However, now people get the tattoos made for fashion and general purposes, rather than religious purposes. If you are someone who is a better critic in terms of various tattoo designs, you deserve to have the profession of being a tattoo designer. Following are the top six tips to help you be a tattoo designer in an effective manner:
1) Start scribbling designs:
It is essential for you to scribble something or the other at least 10 times in a day. Only then you’d get an idea about various tattoo designs that are commonly seen on the arms and neck of different people. Sometimes designs have no meaning at all but at times there are certain designs that have in depth meanings.
2) Learn about tattoos and their meanings:
It is necessary for you to find out what different designs mean, if they do. Unless you don’t know the meaning of designs, you would not be able to make your own, depicting your own meanings. For an instance, gothic culture is extremely popular for the kind of tattoo designs that people following this culture make on their arms, legs and even the shoulders. Make sure that you do a proper research before creating your own designs so that you are able to tell your clients what you have created and why.
3) Work under someone professional:
It is not necessary for you to have your own tattoo parlor, right at the beginning of your career. Therefore, make sure you get to work under a professional so that you are not only trained under him, but you can use his name for popularity as well, as a beginner. If you wish to do something on your own in the field of tattoo without working under someone but are unable to gather proper investment for a parlor, request someone to lend you a small place within the shop where you can create your tattoo parlor. You can pay rent or commission on per client that you get to attract the land owner.
4) Soothe people and gain their trust:
Although tattoo is a passion for a lot of people, there are others who love and wish to have them on their arms but are too scared about the pain. You need to be consoling enough to have them convinced that tattoo machine does not cause any sort of an unbearable pain and it is totally safe. Make sure you win their trust by calming them by your words, which would develop after certain amount of experience in the field.
5) Know the terms of tattoo:
It is essential for you to learn about various tattoo terms, rather than calling them as you wish to. For an instance, there are people who are offended if you call a tattoo machine a tattoo gun. So make sure you learn about everything related to this term, rather than ending up being embarrassed in public.
6) Practice on your friends and family:
Although this is the best way to practice your art, it is essential for you to complete your training or learning experiences before trying your art and skills on someone else, even though they are the known ones. Always remember – practice makes the man perfect and therefore practice all that you can, whenever you get time; however, ensure that you do a lot of practicing before trying your qualities and learnt skills on someone else.