Inside: Flash Tattoo Art Ideas.

What is a Flash Tattoo Art

Flash is the term used for premade tattoo images. The tattoo flash often comes in sets called flash sheets and these can be seen in just about all tattoo shops. The pieces usually have a common theme such as flowers, animals, vintage, skull, or hearts.

Others have a random mixture of designs although this is not as popular because they can be confusing to look at.

Flash Tattoo Art Definition

How to Draw Tattoo Flash Art

The first thing you need to accept before starting any kind of personal business is that it takes money to make money. There will be some investment involved if you really want to do this right and have a better chance at success. But before you worry about any of that, you need the following three things:

  • Excellent Drawing Skills
  • Unique Ideas & Perspective
  • An Understanding of Tattoo Designs

Types of Flast Tattoo Art

Market Flash

Market Flash is a set of popular designs clients ask for, such as a heart, rose, or pop culture reference. These are what you see hanging on walls or kept in the lobby books. They are simple and easy to complete in one sitting. These flash tattoos designs are generic and recycled by tattoo artists. Choosing out of a book means accepting you are not getting a unique piece and someone else likely has the same tattoo as you.

Collector Flash

Collector flash is unique to tattoo artists. They are designs made specifically by the artist in their preferred style or of their own interests. An artist keeps these within their own portfolio and shows them to clients upon request. If you want a unique tattoo from a specific artist in their own style, this would be the way to go. In most cases, an artist will not repeat their own pieces. If you find one by an artist you like, make an appointment to talk to them about their process. Special flash events are common at most tattoo parlors. From holiday specials to fundraising events, artists create a set of tattoos they will do for an entire day or month.

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Flash Tattoo Ideas

How Long do Flash Tattoos Take?

Bigger tattoos can take more than one session to complete. On the other hand, a simple tattoo, like a small black star, should only take about 5 minutes. If you want a better idea of the timeline, ask your artist to give you an estimate of how long it will take before you get started.

How Much Do Flash Tattoos Cost?

They typically have a cost of roughly $50 depending on the level of color and detail involved.