A tattoo artist is a person who applies decorative temporary body markings, most often in an organized industry known as a “tat studio”, “bhopal” or “taat studio”. Tattoo artists usually initially learn their trade via an apprenticeship with a highly experienced mentor, under whom they gain extensive experience and hone their skills by practicing and improving upon their own tattooing craft. The tattoo artists work under their own supervision and are generally paid on a fixed rate for the duration of their contract with the said tutelage company. However, one of the major disadvantages of learning under an expert mentor at a tattoo studio is that one is not exposed to all the latest trends in tattoo related merchandising, the dynamic landscape of the tattoo industry and the plethora of artistic styles that can be implemented in tattoos.
On the other hand, tattoo parlors on the other hand, serve as a one stop shop for all different types of tattoo products, ranging from all types of tattoo supplies to tattoo equipments, tattoo devices and books on tattoo designing. Tattoo parlors on the east side primarily cater to the need of individuals looking for permanent body art. On the west side of the city however, tattoo parlors have also started catering to the needs of tattoo buffs. This type of tattoo parlor tends to specialize in offering exclusive and rare tattoo designs, alongside all the related paraphernalia required to create tattoo art.
It has been observed that tattoo studios tend to cater only to the needs of individuals who are looking for tattoo design, and do not extend their services to those individuals who are interested in implementing tattoo designs into their bodies. This is the reason why you find tattoo design services being offered by many studios, but seldom by others. It is important to understand that the kind of body art you choose to indulge in will greatly affect the kind of tattoo design you will be allowed to indulge in. For instance, it would be inappropriate to get a dragon tattoo design on your ankle if you intend to use it for body piercing, and it would be equally inappropriate to have a Celtic cross tattoo design on your wrist if you intend to use it for beading.