Perhaps, the art lies in choosing the right artist! I hope, you too do not end up “in living memory” as above, so do a lot of research before hiring a tattoo artist.
The mugshot has really turned out to be an evil tattoo. So, satisfy yourself with authenticity and generosity of a tattoo parlor/artist. Check out – how long has the tattoo parlor been in business. If you have friends who also have tattoos ask them whom do they recommend and what was their experience with the artist. Select the best parlor for the job so that there is no possibility of transmission of diseases and infections. Finalize the tattoo parlor/artist who work in hygienic conditions, features friendly and courteous service and has a good record with the Better Business Bureau and customer references.
Some artist like Kat Von D doesn’t create a disaster. Her first effort was a Misfits skull and today she has given strokes to innumerable people with her tattoo machine. Apart from design on skin, her art can be seen on apparels and other products.