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  Sean Wyett Tattoo Gallery

Sean 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.

Read more about Sean on the Artists page.

  Champion Grubbs Tattoo Gallery

Champ 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.

Read more about Champ on the Artists page.

  Picking your Tattooist

Okay, 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:

  • Check 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.
  Tattoo After Care

CLICK NURSE CAT FOR A PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION!

CARE OF YOUR NEW TATTOO:

  • First 3 Days use a anitbiotic ointment. I recommend a THIN coat of Bag Balm or Bacitracin Ointment 3 times a day.
  • NO soaking in hot-tubs, baths or swimming pools for 10 days. Showers are fine and recommended.
  • Don't let your tattoo dry out. Use a top quality lotion like Lubriderm or Neutrogena when it is itchy.
  • Don't expose your tattoo to direct sunlight.
  • Friction and rubbing are NOT good for a new tattoo, do not scratch it!
  • PLEASE come back to BLACK CAT in 2 weeks so we can check your tattoo and take a picture of it.

Thank you for choosing BLACK CAT
QUESTIONS: call 208-368-9960

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