Lesson of the day

Do Your Research

Why is research important?

With any tattoo, you want to be sure to do your research.  This is of key importance for multiple reasons. 

  • You want to know the back story.  Why is this design important to your client?
  • Why are these elements of importance to the design?
  • Example – A client comes in seeking out a Zeus tattoo.  What elements would you include?

Example Client

The first thing you would want to do is Google Zeus.

  • Zeus was the ruler of the Olympians of Mount Olympus
  • You may want to include Mount Olympus in the background
  • Zeus was the “Father of Gods and men.”
  • You may want to include him as a hierarchy to other Gods or men (example make him larger and above them)
  • In Greek mythology, this child of Cronus and Rhea was also the god of thunder and the sky.
  • You may want to include thunder and sky elements in your design