Sabina Kelley’s Expert Tattoo Tips

We’re lucky enough to have international model and judge of Best Ink, Sabina Kelley, offer her awesome tips for tattoos. The bombshell clearly rocks her tattoos in the most desirable way, so who better to ask than her? Check out her expertise below!

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Tattoos are so huge right now in our culture. You can tell a lot about a person by their tattoos. There are so many different styles of tattoos, such as traditional, tribal, black and grey, and Japanese and that was just to name a few. It’s really easy to tell if a tattoo is professional or not professional. So a persons tattoos also tell a lot about their tattoo artist too. Here are some tips on how to get the perfect tattoo.

The DNA of a Great Tattoo
A great tattoo should have clean lines, smooth shading, be placed nicely on the body, solid color and be done so that it will last the test of time. I personally believe tattoos should mean something to you, and that you shouldn’t just walk into a shop and pick something off the wall and get it tattooed.

Tattoos Take Time
I truly think it is crazy that people these days can get full sleeves in one weekend. I have no respect for that. It’s taken me 10 years to just do my arms and all of my tattoos have special meanings to me. Everything is drawn up specifically with the artist and is original and unique just for me. I feel like you need to pay your dues to be heavily tattooed and that it should not just be a fashion trend for you.

The Right Artist
Make sure you do your homework on the artist that’s going to be tattooing you. Go look up their work on Instagram, and on their website. Make sure you know people that have been tattooed by them, and that they’re not just some hack artist that stole someone elses portfolio. Just because a tattoo artist is tattooing out of a tattoo shop, does not mean they are a great and professional artist. On top of all that, make sure the shop is clean and that they are using sterile needles. I own a tattoo removal business called Bombshell Tattoo Removal in Las Vegas, and I still encourage people to not get a tattoo unless you are 100% about it. Don’t go into a tattoo thinking that if you don’t like it, you can just remove it.

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