Portfolio of Work
When it comes to looking at images of work done by a tattoo artist, check for solid smooth lines as though they were made with a single stroke. Be sure to check the quality of shading and color. Check for color consistency and smoothness. A skilled tattoo artist will be able to show correct color gradients. If they are not good at blending colors, they might also be lacking in other areas as well. If you feel confident and excited about their work, you will feel more comfortable having your skin inked by them. Confidence is key.
Location, Location, Location. This is another area you need to consider when looking for a tattoo artist. Tattoos require several hours, days or even weeks to complete depending on the size and sophistication of the work. Finding a tattoo artist can really narrow down choices for convenience.