What does a watercolor tattoo artist do differently than any tattoo artist? Will the watercolor tattoo last like a normal tattoo etc? The truth is theres no difference in techniques other than style!
The watercolor tattoo artist painting sets the style and after that is complete its just a matter of making the tattoo look like the painting.
That is why the creative process is so important however. Without the painting then there would be no real direction for the tattoo and it yields much better outcomes to have the design in place before the tattoo begins.
Once you contact me through email, then we discuss your design request. You can send a description of what you want and inspiration pics if needed. If your design is accepted then I will explain the pricing and scheduling.
Before I start your artwork I will do a photoshop layout of the composition for your tattoo design. Then I paint a watercolor painting of your tattoo that I will use in reference for your tattoo. You get to keep the artwork after the tattoo is complete.
We then schedule at a time that you and I are both available!
Working and talking with Joel is not about “getting a tattoo”, but instead about acquiring a personally symbolic work of art that stays with you for life. Not all tattoos have to mean something, but it’s impossible to come out of the experience of working with Joel untouched. He is kind and thoughtful, and his beautiful and artistic spirit makes the experience unique. The discussions of design, the road trip to get there and back, his passion for what he does, the personal and devoted time in his chair – unforgettable. In addition to my body art, I was so impressed by his work that I asked Joel to create a highly personal painting for a friend, representing the spirit of a beloved departed pet. I saw his work in progress, but nothing prepared me for the beauty of the final product. Like all his work – it comes alive due to his talents. Thank you Joel, I’ll be back.
The watercolor tattoo art ideas I take on are the ones that have a special level of commitment. Your commitment carries through in the way the idea is premeditated and appreciated.
Your reference pics can be from any artist. Just keep in mind that I create a unique watercolor painting for each tattoo that I do.
The style that I work in has some ranges that can lean toward one direction or another.
An air of flexibility and faith is an asset with the creative process. Because creativity needs much space for letting things happen as opposed to making it.
When that space is there something beautiful can happen. Zen of watercolor.
How far ahead I am booked up?
You will be relieved to know that you can schedule your tattoo appointment within a reasonable amount of time. My books open and close as I receive more requests.
Currently I am receiving an increasing amount of tattoo and artwork requests and I you should check the contact page for current scheduling status.
Although the timeframe you get tattooed varies, if I accept your idea and it is compatible with my watercolor tattoo artist style then you will not have to wait years to get your tattoo.
It does take some time to complete the artwork. And then find the best time for us both to get your tattoo. You can think of it in terms of a few months.
The reason I don’t book myself up so far into the future is that I do no accept every request. I also enjoy having space in my schedule to enjoy working with less customers on a more personal level.
I really enjoy meeting new people from all over and I have clients travel here from all over the country and occasionally internationally.
I get asked all the time if it would be weird to travel here to get tattooed? Most of my clients travel here! You can find out more about me.
While your friends and family think you’ve lost your mind, I do not. I know you are just highly inspired for a very specific perspective and want to do something for yourself. It happens all of the time and it is fine!
I observe flexibility for you when traveling here. I only scheduling one tattoo appointment a day. In some cases multiple days in a row if you requested. Many times multiple sessions are needed.
We will complete your tattoo session in a private (appointment only) art gallery and tattoo studio. That means all of my attention is focused on you while you are here.
Almost all of my interaction with you before the tattoo is done by email. That usually applies even when the clients are local.
All you have to do to start the process is contact me.
I will explain more about the watercolor tattoo artist creative process and pricing when we message through email. Just remember that it takes me a few days or even a week or so to get back to you.
The reason for that delay is the amount of emails I receive. I answer them in batches so I can stay productive. But I try to answer each and every one of them
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My experience with Joel was great! The entire process, from the initial email communication, through the development of the art work, to the finished tattoo was easy and enjoyable. I spent three days in a row with Joel for about 6 hours each day to complete everything; and I could not be happier with my tattoo. I'm very thankful to Joel and his family for the memorable experience; and I highly recommend Joel to anyone looking for an awesome watercolor styled tattoo