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Side Show Body Art & Modification

823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice

One- or Two-Hour Tattoo Session at Side Show Body Art & Modification (Up to 77% Off)

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Highly trained tattoo professionals with aim to combine creativity and artistic quality are ready to bring the customer’s vision to reality

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Nicolette
3 ratings1 reviews
July 16, 2020
Brian was great, and my tattoo turned out just how I wanted it!
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Jeffrey
1 ratings1 reviews
March 21, 2020
Jesus was amazing!
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Cindy-dawneTOP REVIEWER
9 ratings8 reviews4 photos
March 20, 2020
Jesus is fantastic. He is professional and friendly and has such a light touch it didn’t hurt at all . I would highly recommend him. I’ll be back.
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JoseTOP REVIEWER
22 ratings15 reviews
March 7, 2020
Very great very helpful great job on me thank Jesus
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Cindy-dawneTOP REVIEWER
9 ratings8 reviews4 photos
February 13, 2020
Jesus is fantastic . He does great work and really listens to what you want and brings it to life in your tattoo
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Legacy
4 ratings3 reviews1 photos
February 11, 2020
I’m very satisfied! I will be back!
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Monserrat
5 ratings1 reviews
January 26, 2020
My artist was so patient! Great atmosphere all the artists there were so chill and welcoming. Brian did an amazing job especially for what he was working with lol!
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cristina
2 ratings2 reviews
January 10, 2020
Brian is a great tattoo artist!
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What You'll Get

Choosing a Tattoo Design: Thinking About Your Ink

The type of tattoo you get is a decision for the ages. Check out Groupon’s guide to some of the factors to consider before inking up.

Some people have never considered getting a tattoo until they happen upon a unique image that speaks to them; others head into the tattoo shop with only a general idea of the tattoo they want. In either case, it’s helpful to examine your design options from a tattoo artist’s perspective to make sure the image will look as good on your skin as it does on paper. Some principles to consider:

Flash or custom?: Flash is the industry term for the dozens of designs that fill a tattoo shop’s walls or binders for customers to flip through. In higher-end shops, all these designs will have been drawn by the artists on staff. If you know you want a traditional or relatively simple image, flash can be an excellent way to go—after all, you can rest assured that the design will work well as a tattoo, and the artist likely even has some experience executing it. Even if you do opt for an original design, taking a look at a given shop’s flash can show you whether the shop’s style is a good fit for you.

Placement: Not every tattoo is right for every body part. Areas where skin is constantly being stretched will distort the image, and all that motion will shorten the tattoo’s lifespan by dispersing the ink particles. Symmetry is also a factor: asymmetrical designs may look odd along the spine or the bridge of the nose, for instance, whereas a too-symmetrical design could seem unbalanced on the side of the arm. Finally, there’s sensitivity to consider. Any design that relies on a great deal of precision will be a poor fit for painful areas, since twitching may disturb the needle’s action.

Line: Tattooing relies on the skill of human hands, and however skilled those hands may be, they won’t achieve the control of a printer. Perfect circles and parallel lines are especially difficult to execute. (Try drawing either of these freehand. Now try it on a vibrating sheet of rubber.) For this reason, organic forms and irregular curves may end up looking more picture-perfect, although they can’t get too detailed. Because tattoo ink spreads under the skin over time, there’s a limit to how close together lines can be without merging.

Color: Black is the base of the most striking and durable tattoos, and it’s also the most versatile. Blue and red will still show up on darker skin, but if your skin is very dark, black may be your only option. In that case, a design with strong contrast between black ink and bare skin will be most legible. Even if your design does use color, a black outline is necessary to make shapes clear to viewers any farther away than the parrot on your shoulder.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Side Show Body Art & Modification

Cosmetic Procedure, Tattoo