So you want to get my artwork tattooed on your beautiful body? Wow, man, THANK YOU! What a flattering statement.
Before you do, I kindly ask that you pay a small licensing fee of $35.
I support my entire family (most of which are cool people) with my illustration business, and every little bit helps. This is a pizza and beer night for us (pizza for them, beer for me).
Here’s what you get:
- Written Permission: An emailed permission statement to show your tattoo artist (most reputable tattoo artists won’t even tattoo the artwork without a release from the original artist).
- High-Res File: A high-res digital file of the image – this will produce a MUCH better quality tattoo than if you are just referencing a low-res online version.
- Black and White Lineart file (when available): I will also send a black and white line-art version (if one exists), which will really help your tattoo artist accurately reproduce the artwork.
Some tips for getting the best result:
Guys, let’s face it, we’ve all seen some really bad tattoos. Here’s how to avoid that:
These recommendations were lifted from the very talented artist Chris Ryniak:
- Choose the right Tattoo Artist:
Ask for testimonials and recommendations. Study their portfolio and make sure that they are really great at producing high-contrast, detailed linework. Make sure that they’re coloring style loosely resembles the artwork that you are interested in.
- Please credit me as the original artist:
When posting photos online, please tag me, andBut more importantly, that kind of marketing often leads to more work for me. And if you help make me famous, then someday you can sell your skin on eBay and make a killing!
- Send me a photo!
Send me a snapshot of the tattoo. I absolutely love seeing how it turned out, it’s awesome ego-food.