Well, I can see where they’re coming from. You don’t necessarily need all of them to draw you a rough sketch of your tattoo, you can just look through their portfolios and figure out which artist works best in the style you want your tattoo to be in ya know? If I was a tattoo artist I wouldn’t really want to draw something up if I knew I wasn’t getting paid for it so you kind of have to see where they’re coming from. Also from what I know, artists charging for the sketch is just part of the cost of the tattoo.
lmfao, did you really expect all these people to just do the art for free? it’s not a competition, you should pick your artist based on their portfolio before you commission a tattoo. i would have laughed at you and told you to get out
Lol fuck you. The artists at the shop I work at don’t draw anything more than a basic layout of the tattoo without an appointment on the books and a deposit on file. This may be a hard concept to grasp, but professional artists like to get paid for their time, not waste an hour drawing for your dumb tattoo design competition. Look at portfolios, find an artist who’s style you like, and schedule an appointment with them. You’ll get to see the drawing before you get it tattooed and you can make any alterations you want at your appointment. Don’t expect to walk into a shop and have an artist give you the time of day when you’ve very obviously just shopping around wasting everyone’s time.
Not all tattooists learn how to tattoo on pig hides.
Yeeeeah, pretty sure the pig hide thing is super dated.
Hopefully the human corpse thing too lol.
there are lots of good hacks on this tumblr page
but these mentioned here remind you that you can never have enough toys
SCREAMING WITH LAUGHTER AT THE DISHCLOTH ONE OH MY FUCKING CHRIST
This is genius