Wyett Tattoo Gallery
Wyett is an accomplished professional artist who started drawing
on skin in 1995. He specializes in large, fully custom bold color
pieces, but is an expert at nearly every style from portrait to
wild new school stuff. He enjoys drawing girls, cars, and old
school American-style tattoos the most.
more about Sean on the Artists page.
Grubbs Tattoo Gallery
is a very well-rounded and well-traveled artist. He spent time
in Australia, Fiji and other places along the Pacific Rim, which
heavily influenced his fantasy-inspired art.
more about Champ
on the Artists page.
so you've decided you want a tattoo. How do you find the right
person to do what will become a living, dynamic, permanent piece
of art? There are lots of things to consider before you decide
to get inked. This will get you started:
out the studio. Is it immaculately clean? Are the staff polite
and presentable? Do you feel comfortable there? A tattoo artist
should be helpful and answer your questions honestly.
What is their training? Most tattoo artists complete an apprenticeship
of 2-3 years in length. Do they have any other training, such
as first aid, OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogens, etc.?
Reputable artists keep current on the health and safety issues
facing the industry and adhere to current standards.
Are they members of any professional organizations? What sort
of standards do they uphold? Most reputable tattooists are members
of national organizations, and are completely dedicated to preserving
tattooing as an art form and protecting their industry.
Do they have any drawing/art skills? Look at their photos, flash
and other art. This is a must if you want custom work. Look
for someone who will collaborate with you to draw up the perfect
tattoo that fits your body. Getting a tattoo is a personal decision
and you have to live with it for the rest of your life, so make
sure you research your design and then find someone good to
do the work.
A tattoo that you're happy with is priceless. Cost should be
a minor factor in your decision about an artist and a design.
Don't be looking for the lowest rate or you will be bitterly
disappointed. Having crappy work covered up is a lot more expensive
than getting good work in the first place. Get good art and
pay for it once. You will have the tattoo a lot longer than
the tattooist will have the money.
CLICK NURSE CAT FOR A PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION!
OF YOUR NEW TATTOO:
3 Days use a anitbiotic ointment. I recommend a THIN coat of
Bag Balm or Bacitracin Ointment 3 times a day.
soaking in hot-tubs, baths or swimming pools for 10 days. Showers
are fine and recommended.
let your tattoo dry out. Use a top quality lotion like Lubriderm
or Neutrogena when it is itchy.
expose your tattoo to direct sunlight.
and rubbing are NOT good for a new tattoo, do not scratch it!
come back to BLACK CAT in 2 weeks so we can check your tattoo
and take a picture of it.
you for choosing BLACK CAT
QUESTIONS: call 208-368-9960
CHEAPER THAN DISAPPOINTMENT!