Tattoo design and drawing is something you can become an expert in. It is not however, something that can be achieved without effort. Constant learning and constant practice are, as always, required when aiming for perfection in any profession. Dedication to the task may be difficult but it is one sure way to gradually get better and better at your chosen work.
When examining tattoo drawing as a career path, remember it is an extremely competitive profession and make sure that you are prepared to commit to this necessary level of work. You have to understand that the job requires you to excel at pleasing your customers by meeting their personal aspirations and to do that you have to see their proposed tattoo specification through their eyes.
As you improve your ability and obtain that certain talent to manipulate established tattoo designs to meet customer wishes, you will be amazed at how quickly your customer base can grow! People will choose to come to you based on previous client’s successful outcomes and your subsequent growing reputation. In this manner, your business becomes one based on confidence. Your confidence to take on and see though design challenges has to be imparted to the customer, so that he becomes confident in your ability to deliver exactly what he wants, for in all cases it is he that has to live with the outcome of your work!
When you create a tattoo design for someone, you need to understand all of the various factors that have shaped the customers ideas.You then need to agree a defined specification and since your customer will surely demand a good result, you have to work hand in hand with him to achieve the most practical outcome of his design aims.
The very objective of working so closely with a customer is to achieve a tattoo result where both of you will be satisfied and pleased. For the customer the outcome will be pleasing if he feels his tattoo enhances the finer points of his personality. Of course, he would not want to make a negative impression owing to a wrong or poorly done tattoo. The tattoo artist will be pleased if the tattoo is successful in satisfying the customer and at the same time truly reflects the artist’s own abilities and design aspirations.
If you believe your newly created design fully meets his requirements, then present it to your customer with confidence and point out the highlights. However, if you are not confident that you have generated a sufficiently good tattoo drawing, then do not hesitate to discuss this with your customer. He will respect your integrity and may be able to provide a suggestion of his own. Remember that you want the tattoo to be good, for both yourself and for your customer.