Bad Tattoos - Why you need to research your tattoo artist

So you're planning a tattoo, and you need to choose an artist (note the word artist there...). They are going to be drawing on your skin.....surely you would want an artist to do that? What factors come into play in your choice? Location? Reputation? Price? Recommendation? Availability? Skill?

If you were in any doubt of the importance of reputation, recommendation and skill take a browse of Ugliest Tattoos. I have picked out some selections, focusing on quality, rather than taste.

As I said, I'm not here to question the taste of a stranger's tattoo, but quality......gosh the quality.....