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8 things your tattoo artist wishes you knew

INSIDER Logo By Sophia Mitrokostas of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 9: 
  
    There are a lot of things
    tattoo
    artists want people who are thinking about getting inked to
    know. 
  
  
    Trying to haggle the price of a
    new piece of ink can be insulting to tattoo artists. 
  
  
    When getting a tattoo, respect
    the parlor and avoid touching equipment and other
    surfaces.
  
  
    Every tattoo artist charges
    different prices for their work and many factors go into
    calculating these rates.
  
  
    Visit
    INSIDER's homepage for more stories.
  

  Getting a tattoo can be a
  nerve-wracking experience for the person going under the needle,
  but they aren't the only ones who can feel the sting of a poor
  tattoo experience. Tattoo artists can oftentimes be frustrated by
  inconsiderate or clueless clients who make the process of getting
  a tattoo harder for both parties.

  Here are a few things that tattoo
  artists wished you knew before climbing into their chairs.

  • There are a lot of things tattoo artists want people who are thinking about getting inked to know.
  • Trying to haggle the price of a new piece of ink can be insulting to tattoo artists.
  • When getting a tattoo, respect the parlor and avoid touching equipment and other surfaces.
  • Every tattoo artist charges different prices for their work and many factors go into calculating these rates.
  • Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories.

Getting a tattoo can be a nerve-wracking experience for the person going under the needle, but they aren't the only ones who can feel the sting of a poor tattoo experience. Tattoo artists can oftentimes be frustrated by inconsiderate or clueless clients who make the process of getting a tattoo harder for both parties.

Here are a few things that tattoo artists wished you knew before climbing into their chairs.

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