This section is designed to educate clients on what to look for in terms of finding a legitimate shop and artist.
- Questions to ask: (A qualified artist will be able and willing to answer any and all of your questions.)
- How long have you been practicing?
- Who did you receive an apprenticeship from? When they give you a name feel free to call that artist and make sure its true.
- Do you have a portfolio of your work?
- Do you have a portfolio with the type of work I want done? Not all artists have experience with all techniques and styles in their art. Make sure they can show you examples.
- Do you have additional certifications and education within your field?
- Ask to see the current auto-clave spore test results.
- Apprentice or Artist:
- Some shops will have an apprentice posing as an artist.
- Make sure to check for portfolios and evidence of apprenticeship.
- Check for a valid license
- All artists performing body art should have a current license from their respective board of health.
- This should be clearly displayed somewhere within the shop.
- Warning Signs:
- Artists that cannot or will not be willing to answer your questions completely.
- Lack of a portfolio
- A portfolio that does not contain examples of healed work.
- A cluttered, disorganized shop.
- The artists rooms or stations must be only used for their respective art.
- Not having a designated area in which to safely process and sterilize contaminated tools.
- Poor personal hygiene of the artist.
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