It seems like an easy thing to do right? We all take a picture of something at some point, usually with our phone or point & shoot, & the pictures usually come out ok. If we ask you to send a picture of a part of your body, it’s because we need to see the area where you want a tattoo. We need to see it a certain way, that’s natural & undistorted. Sometimes if we can’t get an actual tracing of the area, we will sketch your design right on the photo, so it’s important for it to be a certain way! Here’s a few guidelines to taking a good photo…
- Selfies don’t work. Don’t take a picture in the mirror!
- Have a friend take the picture. Self-taken photos are usually at some weird angle that totally doesn’t work!
- Go outside to take the picture during the day. The lighting in your house sucks, and so does the flash on your camera… turn it off!
- When having your photo taken, stand in a natural relaxed way. Head facing forward, arms at your sides. Don’t lift your body part to the camera, move the camera!
- Tell whoever is taking the picture to keep the camera parallel to the body part, and to nearly fill the frame with the area to be tattooed.