<p>We asked the tattoo artists of Best Ink to tell us about their experience with body art. Here’s what <a href="http://best-ink.oxygen.com/bink/photos/alexis-life-in-photos">Alexis </a>had to say.<br /><br />Q: What is the difference between a "tattooist" and an "artist?"<br />A: The difference between a tattooist and an artist can be a complicated question. If the tattooist is also a gifted artist then there is no difference in the two. However there are a lot of people who "tattoo" who are not artists by any means so if that is what is meant by tattooist then the difference is the fact that one is an artist and one is not.</p>
Q: Is being a "tattooist" a job or a lifestyle?<br> A: Being a tattoo artist is both a job and a lifestyle. Fortunately it is a job that you can make a lifestyle. Most people who tattoo enjoy what they do greatly and want to absorb themselves into the field as much as possible, to further their ability to create awesome work.
Q: What was your first tattoo and why did you get it? <br> A: My first tattoo was "Harley Quinn" from Batman on my shoulder. I had wanted that tattoo since I was in grade school. She was my favorite character.
Q: Do you think some tattoos are pointless or stupid? Why or why not? <br> A: I think some tattoos can be pointless or stupid if someone gets it for the wrong reason, like trying to look cool or fit in.
Q: What makes a tattoo "great?" <br> A: A great tattoo is well designed well-placed, well-executed, creative and satisfies the needs of the client and is also something that the artist can be proud of.