In my search for the perfect tattoo artist to ink my very first tat, I am happy to report … I believe I have found her!
It has been somewhat like a treasure hunt, following clues on a very old torn map, searching to find the elusive artist, gifted with the mad skills of slinging ink. Great skill is very important because as we all know tattoos are very permanent. No erasing! During my search in the Phoenix area for a great tat artist, I looked at many portfolios that were okay. Like on a scale of 1 to 10, most were 5’s. I wanted a 10. I think I found a 10!
My other qualification to allow someone to ink me up was an awesome character. Someone who connects with the client and realizes how momentous an occasion getting a tattoo really is. I meet a few artists that probably could do the work I want done to my expectations. But I knew I didn’t want to spend hours with them, wielding a needle gun on my back. The pain would be enough torture, I don’t need some one to be a smart ass to go along with the pain.
So here she is…my pick for my first tattoo and maybe more..
Taryn at Club Tattoo in Mesa, AZ.
Check out her portfolio! Especially look at her floral work…since that is the theme of my tattoo.
I had a consultation with her today and we both are very excited. I think I challenged her…. and I know she impressed me. I left her with a sketch that Alan rendered and some reference pictures and she is starting work on a outline sketch. I scheduled an appointment for March 7th for my first sitting. I am so excited, I can’t stand it! I will keep you updated because I know you are excited too!