The history of tattooing ranges over the entire planet and
thousands of years. Much has changed in this time, especially
in the 20 most recent years. The quality of inks, precision
of electric tattoo machines, and understanding of many
technical aspects of the field have made tremendous leaps and
There are two types of tattoo shops, Flash and Custom.
Flash shops are the far more common of the two, and therefore
what the average person is accustomed to. They have sheets of
“flash”, or pre-drawn tattoo designs, that are
perused through and chosen from. In a custom studio, however,
no two tattoos are alike. Each tattoo is drawn up from the
original sketch to the final drawing by the artist of your
choosing. Buddha Box is a 100% custom studio.
It is VERY important that you view the professional
portfolio of any tattooer you are considering. Remember that
a portfolio consists of the tattoos the artist believes best
represent their skill and style. If you aren't amply
impressed, keep looking! Not every style is for every person,
and just because someone can tattoo does not mean they
are a consistent, quality tattooer. Tattoos are
painful and permanent, so we very much hope you give your
choice the thought it deserves.