29 Jul 2018

6 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A TATTOO STUDIO NEAR YOU

 

Given that you have just searched “how to choose a tattoo shop” you are likely on the verge of getting your very first tattoo – so congratulations! Exciting times aside, it can be a bit daunting deciding how to choose the best studio in Vietnam, for you. We get that, which is why we have put together a short but succinct guide on how to pick a tattoo studio that won’t leave you scarred from the experience, literally and figuratively.

 

1. TATTOO GUIDE: DIVERSE TATTOO ARTIST PORTFOLIO

The first thing you need to look at, is the tattoo artist portfolio section on the candidate studio’s website. You want to see some serious diversity folks, a studio with tattoo artists that deliver designs in various styles and disciplines so that you can get what you want, even if you do not quite know what that is yet. And yes, there are a lot of unique styles out there, including (but not exclusive to) traditional, neo-traditional, realism, tribal, new school, Japanese, celtic, blackwork, bio-mechanical, color, cartoon, and oh-so much more.

2. TATTOO GUIDE: COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

A tattoo studio must abide by and maintain the tattoo and piercing safety standards laid out.  Be sure to inquire with any shop about the above to verify that they meet these standards. In 1984 Tattoo & Piercing Studio, we conform to and exceed all federal and provincial sterilization requirements. We encourage you to contact any one of our studios to ease any and all concerns you may have.

3. TATTOO GUIDE: PROFESSIONALISM WITHOUT ATTITUDE

One of the biggest fears that first-time tattoo recipients have is that they’ll be treated with aloofness and/or a lack of respect by a given shop, via reception staff and the artist themselves. This is an unfortunate but real concern that has been allowed to cultivate in the cultures of some tattoo studios around the country. Some shops simply treat newcomer walk-ins like cash grabs and show no patience when it comes to helping an individual decide upon a design style. While practically all studio website’s will claim to welcome all with open arms, be sure to call or literally walk in and gauge the vibe for yourself – you’ll soon see if the proof is in the pudding from that first consultation or conversation. Another way to investigate this, is to look to Google and Facebook Reviews, which are addressed in item #5 below.

In 1984 Tattoo & Piercing Studio, our entire staff absolutely understands the nervous anticipation of getting that very first tattoo. You will be afforded the professional courtesy, patience, and friendliness that you need so that you will feel comfortable in taking the next step.

 

Professional artists and service and ighest hygiene – 1984 Tattoo and Piercing Studio – Tattoo Hanoi

4. TATTOO GUIDE: A PROVEN TRACK RECORD

One of the easiest ways to learn about the client experience is to reference verifiable testimonials on the matter. Have a look at the Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews for a specific studio and see if the stars align (literally) to your expectations.

But there’s more.

Business success also speaks to quality service. Has the shop’s business expanded over the years since its inception? Do some research and find out. A simple look at the Facebook brand page timeline will provide the insight you need. With two shops in Hanoi, a shop in Hoian, it’s clear that 1984 Tattoo & Piercing Studio is doing right by its clients.

 

5. TATTOO GUIDE: PURVEYOR OF ALL THINGS TATTOO

In the same token that a full service tattoo business is more versed in all things related to the lifestyle, one can also look to other areas as further evidence.

Does the tattoo shop carry a collection of local and international “underground” brands that cater to the tattoo and piercing culture? While this by no means is required of a great tattoo studio, it certainly provides you with some comfort that the shop is a great place to go for your first tattoo. View 1984 Tattoo & Piercing Studio’s complete list of tattoo inspired clothing, accessory, and body jewelry brands.

Professional artists and service and ighest hygiene – 1984 Tattoo and Piercing Studio – Tattoo Hanoi – Winning prizes of Vietnam Tattoo Expo

 

6. TATTOO GUIDE: PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH TIPS, GUIDELINES

When you get your first tattoo, there’s a little feeling of uncertainty about aftercare and general maintenance that may follow. Sure the artist who inked you will provide some helpful instructions. While supposed answers are always an online search away, wouldn’t it be nice to tap the very source of your tattoo for this information? A studio that’s truly connected to the community and culture will deliver online content that provides this ongoing source of helpful advice along with inspiration for future body work.

 

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