Red snake tattoo on the right rib cage

Dating a Tattoo Artist: Things You Need to Know

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One reason so many singles are attracted to online dating is the way you can contact kindred spirits. After undergoing a free registration, you can start checking out the background interests of other members. When completing a search form, it’s easy to apply filters – age range, hair color, whether or not you like tattoos. Since more and more people are getting inked, the latter is an increasingly common consideration! If you fall into that category, how would you feel about interacting with one on a flirty dating site? Here’s our guide to flirting with tattoo artists.

Learn to Live With Their Passion

Dagger and ouroboros sternum tattoo
Dagger and ouroboros sternum tattoo

What you have to accept about tattoo artists is how seriously they take their craft. They aren’t like other artists who might dabble in a spot of landscape painting at the weekend or rattle off the occasional sketch for family and friends. These are professionals who live and breathe body art. When they’re not grafting at their salon, they’ll be poring over ink magazines, or browsing through Instagram posts, always keeping one eye open for the latest trends and styles they might like to incorporate into their work. Being respected as a tattoo artist requires dedication. It’s more of a 24/7 vocation than going out with a tax inspector – but so much sexier!

Don’t Succumb to Jealousy

White mandala tattoo in henna
White mandala tattoo in henna.

The nature of body art means your partner’s blank canvases consist of human flesh. Customers will come from all walks of life, in all shapes and sizes, and from every cultural background. Tattoos are no longer the sole preserve of sailors or motorcycle gangs. Many people go to the parlor and get themselves all sorts of tattoos. Your significant other might find itself etching beautiful and intricate patterns into a small part of her back or right across the naked chest. Just remember they will be focusing on the tattoo. Any flirting is just part of the friendly service – they’re not likely to suddenly fall for someone they’ll view as a client.

Tattoos Take Effort and Time

Mountains and trees legband tattoo
Mountains and trees legband tattoo

Even the most seemingly straightforward tats require a lot of skill. A simple 5-inch tattoo might take a couple of hours to finish. Large pieces, such as back or leg tattoos, might take a couple of sessions to ink. There may well be peak periods, such as a music festival or the holiday season, when the demand for your partner’s talents is more intense. Again, you’ll have to accept that this is the nature of your relationship, and there’s nothing you can do to alter this. You’ll have to plan any social events around the salon sessions, not the other way round.

Embrace the Edginess

Forget me nots on the left calf
Forget me nots on the left calf

A long time ago, certain people might have felt a little uneasy about being seen with someone covered in somewhat menacing-looking designs or scripts. Nowadays, tattoos are so commonplace that nobody bats an eyelid. But they still retain an aura of danger and sensuality. Whether you’re going out with a girl who displays more ink than flesh or a guy plastered in daring designs, compliment them and embrace their looks. After all, he or she might be your future husband or wife.

Would You Like to Go Under the Needle?

Two fungi on the arm
Two fungi on the arm

If you’re going out with a tattoo artist, one question will inevitably arise: would you like to join their exclusive club? Perhaps being inked is something you might have been considering anyway. Now would be the perfect opportunity to yield to the temptation, offering yourself to be the source of their latest creation.