By - Leslie Castillo .
Tattoo artist is a professional that applies tattoos. These individuals will typically create tattoos based on what each individual client wants. Some tattoo artists might also perform other forms of body modification, such as piercings or branding.
-Sterilize needles and other equipment.
-Consult with clients about the type of tattoo desired.
-Wash and shave the skin, and sketch an outline of the image.