Medusa snakes realism black and gray portrait by Paul from Luna Ink Tatoo studio

An important part of getting your next tattoo is choosing the right tattoo artist and studio. Our blog post gives you an idea of what you should be looking for when making your choice to make sure your next tattoo experience is the best it can be! Check out Luna Ink in Newport to see if our artists are what you are looking for.

Once you know what kind of tattoo you want, the next important step is choosing the right tattoo artist to turn your idea into art. You can just pop into the nearest tattoo studio and book an appointment but having a tattoo is very personal so you should make sure you are doing your next ink justice.

With so much of our lives online, a good place to start when choosing an artist is checking out their social media. Most artists and studios will likely have a website or have at least one profile on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Being able to see their work yourself makes a big difference. If you like the look of a tattoo that someone you know has ask where they had it and jump on the internet to search for them.

Consider the style and type of design you are looking for. If you want a realistic tattoo then choosing an artist who doesn’t offer that style isn’t helpful to anyone! You may simply be turned away but you might also end up paying for a design that doesn’t match your expectations or even a disappointing tattoo. Checking their social media or website will give you an idea of what they can do.

Reviews are a good place to turn but remember even an amazing tattooist may not have thousands of reviews, that is why it is so important to leave reviews! Telling others about your experience will help them make their choice. Reviews can also give you a good idea of the overall experience. Having a large tattoo can mean many hours and sometimes days spent inside a tattoo studio! However beautiful the tattoo might end up; you should be able to enjoy the whole experience.

Once you have chosen an artist make sure to check the facilities at their studio. If you are extremely nervous about getting your tattoo or have chosen to get it in an area you would rather not show off to other people! Check if they have a private modesty room, this can be a great advantage if you don’t want onlookers for your tattoo session. If you are disabled then you should also check that the studio you have chosen has the correct access for you. It is important to find a studio that has a high standard of cleanliness and that follows the health and safety guidelines. Don’t sacrifice your own health by not checking that the studio you use practises excellent hygiene!

Luna Ink Tattoo Studio in Newport

A tattoo is a very visible commitment to make and you should make sure you take the time to ensure you make the right decision when picking an artist. It will be worth the time it takes!

You can find out more about the tattoo artists at and you can pop into the studio in Newport whenever it is open to get a feel for the place!