I don’t really know what to look for in an artist and stuff like that. Like you said it’s a hard design so it worries me a bit. Thats why I was thinking of giving it to an artist and telling him to make it into something he can do thats not gonna get fucked up easy, and see what he comes up with…any advice on shopping around? Or even for finding an original design that is easier?
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Well, it’ll have to be quite large to keep the detail, if that is something you want to do. Of course, it would have to be on the back then.
Now you could just go with the warrior, and elave out the knotwork, which would give more flexibility in placement and size.
Think about if you want color or black and grey.
As for an artist, look around in your local area. Go into a shop and look at their portfolio. See what kind of tattoos they have done, does the style match what you want done? Is their work high quality? Is the shop clean and nice? If they need to be licensed in Canada, make sure they actually have one. Also, you may not find anyone local that you like. Don’t compromise and go to one anyway. You may have to travel to find someone decent. Search on google for tattoo shops in Ontario, northern US. A great way to find artists is to go to a convention. That way you can meet dozens in a day, and find someone who clicks. I did a search for you, and here are some conventions in Canada:
June 16th - 18th 2006
8th Annual Northern Ink Xposure
Toronto, Canada @ the Holiday Inn on King St. W
For more Info Call 416-203-7399
or visit Tattoos.com/NIX
September 22nd - 24th 2006
4th Art Tattoo Montreal
Montreal, Canada @ the Gare Windsor
November 3rd - 5th 2006
Tattoo and Music Convention
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada @ the Sandman Hotel
For more Info Call 450-346-2887
There is also one in Detriot every March. Here’s the page for it: http://eternaltattoos.com/detroitinfo.html
So, I’d call the above numbers or go to the websites and see if you can find out what artists are going to be attending. Then, search for those artists online and view their artwork online. When you find some people you like, contact them. You can send them the design and see what they think; throw ideas back and forth. Then when the convention comes around, you’re already set.
I hope this was helpful!