More than any other decision, choosing your artist carefully is the most important thing to consider when getting a tattoo. Even if you have very something specific in mind, the way a tattoo is executed will vary greatly based on who is doing the job. Instagram is a fantastic resource for searching for right tattooist, as is Tumblr—many tattoo artists post pictures of their best work, which should give you an idea of their style and what you'll be getting with your own piece. Even if you plan on walking into a parlor and choosing flash from the wall, it could look completely different based on who is actually doing the tattoo. Do your research and choose wisely.