A stencil is what helps a tattoo artist ink their customer’s selected tattoo design onto their body. Since many tattoo designers are now working online and are catering to a worldwide market, stencils are becoming more and more important to let the clients have a design that they ordered or purchased on the web.
Tattoo designers can either set up their own website, or they can join another tattoo site that allows them to launch design contests. If they decide to run their own site, depending on the duration for which it has been up and running, the traffic to the site needs to be sufficient to draw in enough customers to make it profitable. If the artist’s site is firmly entrenched and gets good traffic with a sufficient number of customers, then there will probably be enough work to make a lot of money.
Another option that can prove to be very successful for a tattoo artist is the tattoo design contest that is started by clients on various websites that offer the opportunity for designers to join in and participate. This can be very advantageous for new designers as well as the very experienced ones. Signing up is very easy and usually at no cost to the designer. Once signed up with a site, the designer is exposed to a client base that is huge. This because they get to take up projects posted by clients across the globe, no matter where in the world the artist may be located.
When an artist signs up with a site and competes for creating a tattoo based on a client’s ideas and personal preference, one of the requirements is to send a stencil with the winning tattoo. The tattoo designer can take part in any number of design contests. These contests are a good way for the designer to get exposure to the latest trends and works of experienced and popular names in the industry. So even if the artist has their own site, joining a site offering tattoo design contests could be a good way for the artist to drive more business to their site.
In the internet market, stencils are the vehicle that gets a tattoo designer’s work of art out to the public. An artist can have phenomenal designs but without creating the stencil to provide it to a customer, there is no way to create a following of loyal tattoo customers for the designer’s work. The more a designer’s work gets exposed, the more demand there will be for that particular designer to create more custom tattoo designs. This could be best utilized using a website that offers design contests because they are usually going to have a much higher customer base offering the designer more options to create custom design tattoos and getting a reputation for their skills.
Providing quality stencils is not only a necessity to get an artist’s work to a customer, it is also required in a tattoo design contest. If a designer wins the competition by getting their tattoo design selected, not only will that artist send the design, they need to send the tattoo stencil as well, so that the contest holder can take the art and get it inked at their local tattoo shop. Then they will be wearing the artist’s design and telling their friends how they got it and from whom.