Everyone knows, there are many things to do in Miami. From lounging on the sand on the best Miami beaches, swimming and sipping cocktails and beer, visiting famous Miami Art Deco architecture and of course getting Tattoos.
Ether you live in the area or just visiting the magic city, you know that you are in the coolest place for getting tattoos.
Miami is famous to be the center of tattoos with some of the best tattoo artists’ in America. especially after the reality show Miami Ink on TLC that followed the events that took place at a tattoo shop in Miami Beach, Florida. Miami ink tattoo artists have successfully impressed tattoo enthusiasts for their passion of tattooing for six seasons, from the years of 2005 - 2008.
Since then the tattoo industry is blooming in Miami and especially in Miami Beach. It is almost every tattoo artist’s wish to get the opportunity to work in Miami as a guest artist or permanent at some point in his/her career.
So you decided that you want to get inked in Miami, now the question is how to choose the right studio and artist for your new tattoo. You could google “find a tattoo shop near me” or spend more time on online research.
The most important thing you can do before getting a tattoo in Miami is taking the time to find the right studio and artist.
What to look for when choosing between the Tattoo Shops in Miami? The tattoo studio of your choice should make sure that all tools are clean and sanitary. Your tattoo artist and anyone else helping to clean and set up the station should be wearing fresh disposable gloves. Your tattoo artist should be more than happy to show you their workspace and answer any questions you may have about the equipment. All tattoo shops should have clearly marked Sharps containers for safe disposal of old needles. Bottom-line choose a professional tattoo shop. If you're getting bad vibes when you walk in, chances are you won't be satisfied with the end result.
How to choose the right tattoo artist in Miami? It is your ultimate responsibility to choose an artist who has the cleanliness of a surgeon and the talent of a drawing master. Sometimes this means investing some money and sometimes it means investing some more time in research. You need to tell yourself that this expense of time and energy is worth it, as it is an investment in what is ultimately a permanent work of art.
Looking through a tattoo artist’s book at the shop or at their work on their website is one way to narrow it down, but the best way to see someone's skill is to see the work that they've done in person. Also, if you've already found a shop you like, it's more than likely that the shop assistant who's booking your consultation or appointment has gotten some work done by someone there. Ask them for a personal recommendation about who would be best for you.
How much do tattoos cost in Miami? tattoo shops (or parlors) have a minimum amount that they charge. So whether that little flower is on your wrist or your finger, it’ll cost the same. Shop minimum varies with location; in Miami Beach it should run somewhere between $60-$100. The cost of a tattoo will depend on the skill of the artisan. Many professional artists usually charge per hour per work. With this, one is guaranteed a good quality professional work. The cost starts at $100 to $300 per hour and depending on the size, it may augment to thousands of dollars. If one wants a custom tattoo, the price per hour can start from $150 to $300. When it comes to pricing it just depends on where you’re getting your tattoo done. It can be more, or it can be less, there may be an hourly rate or the artist may individually price each tattoo that they do. In terms of money just remember, you get what you pay for. The saying is true, good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good.
When do you want to get your tattoo? If you wish to get your tattoo with a celerity tattoo artist, you should be prepared to book your appointment 4-6 month in advance and pay up to thousands of dollars. In Miami beach you can walk-in into a tattoo place and get inked the same day or book your appointment to the following week. Another option is available thanks to social media and the internet, to book your appointment online through the tattoo shop website.
Enjoy your new tattoo:)