Technology certainly make things more convenient, but as of right now, a good old fashioned in-person consultation remains vastly more helpful than a virtual one. A two-dimensional screen does not allow me to fully assess a client’s skin tone, skin condition, and any previously existing color or condition. (Sorry, but even your best close-up shots will not do the trick.) But most of all, the best part of an in-person consultation is that we can get a general preview of how the shape and color will look on you if I am able to draw it on your face just as if you were sitting at a makeup counter.

And just as with any other major life-changing cosmetic investment, if you plan on investing in getting a cosmetic tattoo, making the trip for a consultation with someone whose work you are seriously considering will be well worth your time.