The tattoo industry is probably one of the largest and the fastest growing form of art and business. The tattoo market is scattered all over the globe and it is really tough to find one and the best tattoo artist at one place. However, as the trend of organizing online tattoo design contests is picking up, tattoo enthusiasts and tattoo artists are being brought to one table.
Yes. Through creating or participating in these contests, you can get the best tattoo designs from the best artists around the world. This means that you have access to different unique designs. Since these contests make the market smaller, it has become a hot trend within groups of tattoo enthusiasts. So let’s find out how online tattoo contests work. Here is a look at how the online tattoo design contests benefit both artists and tattoo enthusiasts.
Tattoo design websites especially intended for this purpose follow these three simple steps:
Step 1: Generate Contest
It’s just like posting an event on your Facebook wall. Depending on the online server, you will have to fill up a form and list the details of what you expect from your tattoo design. You have total control on how the design will end up. You can pre-define your preference with respect to colors, theme and the size of your tattoo. What’s great about these special websites is that there are millions of affiliated tattoo artists responding at every contest posted in there. Therefore, you will have several designs available for review way before the deadline of submission.
As for the tattoo artists, they send designs online and get commission for every design sold. Also, tattoo artists can find clients without the need to put up a tattoo parlor which is actually very expensive. Most of these online tattoo marketplaces do not ask for membership or annual fees so artists need not worry about anything.
Another great advantage of these online tattoo contests is that they support the whole tattoo industry through this two-way channel that benefits both the tattoo artists and the tattoo enthusiasts.
Step 2: Set the prize, set the price
Once the parameters of the contest are set, the client will then accordingly post the prize. This will be paid to the winning artist. A majority of online servers set minimum prize money but even then, they are very reasonably priced. The designers need to follow the guidelines set by the host website to be able to set up the contest. The online tattoo designs are far more affordable than the custom tattoo designs found at tattoo parlors and the designs are all guaranteed unique.
Tattoo artists, on the other hand, will get the remuneration for their designs selected by the client. Even if there are no contests posted online, which are very rare, tattoo artists can submit their designs online for a price they want. This way tattoo artists are never out of work. In fact, they can submit as many designs as they want.