? It's Friday night, just got your paycheck and ready to go get a new tribal pitbull tattoo. Found your design on the web and found a tattoo shop open late after you get off work. Appointment is set, and off you go to get your new body art. What is wrong with this picture? In a word, EVERYTHING! Sure you have to spend some extra money to look at paid tattoo design sites, sure the tattoo is going to cost you a little bit more. Is it really worth going to an unknown artist, in a maybe not-so-clean shop, and get something inscribed onto your body? Using a paid website where you can ask questions of expert tattoo artists and business owners isn't such a bad thing. Being able to connect to an artist and get a custom designed tattoo graphic is worth the money. You're able to find yourself with an original piece of art, you can choose a reputable artist and location to minimize the chance of infection or worse, and you can rest knowing that in five years your great tribal tattoo isn't going to all of a sudden start looking like an old Yoda from Star Wars. Shopping for a tattoo based on its cost alone can cost you later. Take your time, do your homework on the tattoo that you want, and shop around. It doesn't cost anything , and the benefits can be many. One thing for sure is, you don't want some stock photo that's been sold to every GI and drug dealer in all corners of the globe. You want something that screams your uniqueness. Good luck getting your new tribal pitbull tattoo!