Whereas with your local tattoo parlor the artist doesn't have to compete for your business with other artists and often will not work as hard to please you with the design. All of these factors help in getting the perfect custom tattoo design of your dreams.
Considerations you should keep in mind when choose your tattoo style. Possibly the best source of inspiration when looking for a tattoo is tattoo magazines, they often contain full-color photos of truly first-class tattoos. Look for designs in magazines, books, posters, stickers, and everything else you can come across.
However when you post a job for a custom tattoo design online you will frequently have 5 or more artists all bidding to do the work for you. Having more artists means you are more likely to find a tattoo artists that better fits with the style of tattoo design that you are looking for. Further more as we all know when people compete for your business you get better quality at a lower price.
Start off with a small tattoo and then work your way from there. Carefully choose every portion of your tattoo remembering that you WILL be stuck with this tattoo for a very long time. You may want to put several small tattoos together to make a larger tattoo or you could put a few large tattoos together to make a rather large, but unique tattoo to show off.