Don't get inked by artists who are mean and don't want to talk time to understand your design
Baker told the outlet that one of the biggest mistakes is hearing about people using a tattoo artist that they're not too keen on.
"Getting a tattoo is a very intimate thing, and you want to make sure that you gel well with them when you're trusting them with your skin," she said. "If you feel that your tattoo artist doesn't respect you, run."
Communication is a must
Baker told the outlet that she was most surprised by how much talking is incorporated into her job.
To understand what her clients expect from the design, she has to ensure "mutual trust" through communication.
"You really learn about people's hearts and who they are as people," Baker said before adding that it was one of the "scariest" parts of her job that she's "grown to love."
You have to do your research
Baker further told the outlet that some people want a tattoo so bad that they will visit any shop without reading reviews or thoroughly learning about their tattoo artist. She also said that some people would also overlook if the shop is clean or if the artists are drinking or taking drugs.
Having an open line of communication with an artist is definitely important when you're getting something that's quite permanent, although sometimes it doesn't always work out.