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Have Been Lacking

  Hello all of you amazing people.  Mechanical Concept Tattoo in Huntington Beach has been so busy, that we haven't been very good with updating our blog. Shame on us right?! We will be trying to do our best to update once a month with recent tattoo photos from our artists, what we have been up to around the studio ,information that can help make your life easier, and all the other news or ideas we have.

  This month we would love to help pass on information that can help you have an easier time with connecting with you artist during a consultation. 

  Let's start off with the first step of contacting a tattoo artist about your tattoo. 


If you are contacting a tattoo artist out of state by email, or ANY artist by email.  Make sure to take a few minutes to think of all the questions: what, where on the body, how big, color or black n grey, right side or left side of body, style, artist choice or any other possible information you think relevant. All of this information is very important to a tattoo artist.

Local Studio:

 If you have a local studio in your area that you are looking to get tattooed by.  Well, I hate to say it, but don't be lazy.  Pick up that cell phone, call them and set up a consultation appointment.  It really can be a very integral part of an artist connecting with the Client's vision. Nothing is better than face to face to work up the details. If you decide to move forward with the tattoo and that artist, you're going to leave a deposit to start the project anyways, so it saves you time in the long run. 


 Let's talk about reference material for a moment.  99% of all tattoo artists would much prefer if you never brought in someone else's tattoo photo as reference.  We would much prefer you bring in photo reference of objects, reference of moods you want to convey, cell phone photos, google photos, paintings, doodles, sketches, items that help tell the artist what you really want.  It's inspiration that can help artist get you what you are looking for. After all, you are looking to these people to create artwork that everyone else will be jealous of. 

Final Thoughts:

  When the consultation appointment is finished...

  We all have that worry if we talked enough or relayed enough information to give to our artists for our tattoo. If you have a little extra to throw in after a day or two, don't be afraid to just send an email with extras. 

  Now, be patient!  Most good artists have about 5-20 drawings they are working on for clients before you even got there. Tattoo artists know that you are excited about your tattoo, and more than likely they are too. We get to create, and envision a piece of art that is going to adorn your skin for years to come. Upon popular belief because of television it looks like everything is just whipped up in 30-60 minutes.  Sorry to say, it isn't true. Just the basic sketch of a half sleeve to get the composition of elements to align can take a couple hours, and then there are several more drafts to go before we are happy enough to call you in to approve your art.  Mind you as well that it's work that tattoo artists are usually not even getting paid for. 

  Well, hopefully Mechanical Concept Tattoo in Huntington Beach have given you a few things to think about and help. 

And, don't forget to check out our Artist Galleries to see what tattoo photos are new!

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Mechanical Concept Tattoo
6027 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA. 92647

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