The rise of the Norwich tattoo shop. Making the right choice for your artwork
We’ve recently been spending a lot of time creating content for one of our latest clients, a Norwich based Tattoo Shop based on the outskirts of Norwich city centre. The tattoo industry in 2021 is massive. There have literally never ben so many studios opening and Norwich, as strange as it seems, was voted the 4th most popular place in the world to receive a tattoo, which was quite a statistic considering the geographical location and the size of the city. At Blanc Creative, we’re working hard to deliver high quality commercial photography, 4K creative video and web based content including Blog writing for the team at Black Dagger, and one of first pieces is an informative short read based on the current trend in 2021 for tattoos.
If you’re looking to get inked, then Norwich really is the place to be. Back in 2016, our fine city was voted the fourth best place on the planet to get tattooed. Only outranked by Cape Town, Miami Beach & Goa. Five years on, the county has seen an absolute explosion as a new studio seems to spring up literally on every street corner on a weekly basis. As an obsessive tattoo enthusiast and a Commercial Photographer, the opportunity to work with a prestigious team of creative artists at the well established Black Dagger Tattoo Norwich, was a chance that I simply could not pass by. I’ve always been fascinated how tattoos reveal a person’s true self through the art they choose to wear on their bodies. It’s a huge undertaking that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Expressing your personality on your skin has to be a considered, well thought out decision… or at least it should be. But that’s exactly what we do.
So why choose an artist from Black Dagger Tattoo Norwich?
With almost 50 years worth of combined, the Black Dagger Team are confident that you’ll want to choose their brand for your next artwork. The conveniently based Norwich Tattoo Shop, offers a clean, friendly welcome with on-site parking and is nestled on the edge of the city centre. With a choice of five diverse artists to choose from, they have every style from Black & Grey. Neo-traditonal, Cartoon, Black & Grey, glorious colour, outline and New School to name just a few. Solid advice should always be available from a studio. It’s not all about taking peoples money for a quick tattoo, so we’ve sat down with the team and put together some general advice to help you make your decision.
Research your Norwich Tattoo Shop
So hopefully you’ve done your research! It’s fundamentally the most important thing you can do before getting your new ink is to take the time to find the right studio and artist. Take your time. Hitting the nearest studio and picking a flash off the wall may seem like a great idea at the time, but making a rash decision can leave you with sub standard work and a visit to a Tattoo Removal Professional. There are two big elements to choosing the right tattoo artist. First you need to decide your style, where you want your new artwork placed and what you’re prepared to pay. I’ve always used the analogy of “Buy Cheap… Buy Twice” but I’ll talk more about that in just a moment. Social media is a great platform for viewing the latest work and styles that artists are producing. Looking at a Facebook Business Page that has no current work or irregular content could be an indication that the artists are either not busy or simply aren’t happy with their work. How many followers doe the page have is great, but organic likes, comments and reviews add value weight to a businesses reputation and that’s a very important element. Instagram is a great platform for viewing visuals. The Black Dagger Tattoo Team regularly post out their work on Instagram.
Visit Several Studios
Shop around. Black Dagger Tattoo Norwich are so confident that you’ll be thrilled with your work that they encourage potential new clients to look at examples of the artists’ work. Visiting artists in their own environment, asking questions and receiving advice is a great method to set apart those studios who you will ultimately feel comfortable with. Cleanliness and hygiene is of ultimate importance and you should soon be able to differentiate between clean and dirty establishments. Customer service plays a pivotal role in Blagger Dagger Norwich Tattoo Shop, which is reflected with customers returning time and time again and leaving fantastic, “Genuine” reviews after their works has been completed.
Get a feel for your Tattooist
This is a really important tip. If you don’t instantly strike a rapport with the person, the chances are they’re not the artist to undertake your work. Large tattoos can take many hours in the chair and if you feel uncomfortable around the artist, then it’s going to tarnish your experience. Once you’e found an artist you like, then make contact. You may not be able to speak with a good tattooist instantly. Keep in mind that tattoo artists are very busy and responding to emails can take a little while. Many artists will state how they prefer to be contacted on their social media pages or website, but it’s not uncommon for the Black Dagger Tattoo Norwich Team, to be fully booked for the whole day. Fortunately, most reputable studios will have a front of house team to offer advice, take bookings or answer any burning questions. Professional tattoo artists are generally quick to respond to customer messages, but try not to jump straight with a “Hello. How much is a tattoo?” because it’s not going to make you look serious about getting inked. Which leads us nicely back onto;
How much does it cost?
This is a very short answer. Don’t be swayed by the cost of a cheap tattoo as your only reason to get one done. Unrealistic deals are out there for a reason and most professional, well respected tattooists will have waiting lists and their pricing will reflect their experience. It’s important to remember you’re not only buying the artists time. You’re buying into many years of apprenticeship and practice. Avoid cheap, unlicensed home tattoo artists will come with a warning. Buy cheap… Buy Twice!
Ask around. Word of Mouth is your best friend.
With over 35% of United Kingdom citizens aged 30-39 sporting tattoos, the chances are you’ll know somebody with great ink and if they’ve had a great tattoo with a great artist and, they will undoubtedly shout about it. Why wouldn’t you? Most high end artists don’t have a great need to advertise. If you’re out and you see someone walking down the street with a great tattoo, don’t be shy. Ask them where they got it. Most inked people love the attention and it’s a great subject to talk about. We hope this small set of tips will help you on your way to finding the right artist, the right style and the right design for your very individual ink. If you’d like to know more about our Norwich Tattoo Shop or Black Dagger Tattoo Norwich, then why not CLICK HERE and join our FB social Feed, book an appointment or speak with one of our very talented artists. But most importantly, remember;
“Our bodies were printed as blank pages
to be filled with the ink of our hearts”
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