- Barry Hua, a NYC tattoo artist, specializes in floral design.
- Insider asked him about the top mistakes that people make with floral tattoos.
- He stated that people try to squeeze too many flowers in one design.
Barry Hua is a New York City-based tattoo artist that goes by the name “Floral Tattoos” Unloveable.
Hua is an expert in floral designs and was among the first to create fine-line lines. large-scale fine-line floral tattooing His website states that he plans to move to NYC in 2019. His Instagram account has 13,000+ followers at the time of this writing. travel from other states To get your custom design inked.
Hua stated to Insider that trends come and go, but flowers will always be around. They are beautiful and symbolic of so many things for those who receive them.
The tattoo of flowers has been done for so many years in so many different styles. The concept is always evolving, but it’s mostly the same,” he said.
Hua shared with Insider the biggest mistakes people make when getting floral tattoos — and how to avoid them.
Do not be discouraged by waiting lists
Hua advised clients to first choose the style that appeals to them, regardless of whether it’s traditional, fine-line, realistic, or realistic. Hua advised clients to be careful when selecting an artist once they have settled on their style.
He said, “Don’t settle on an artist because they are closer to you or their shop can do kinda what you want.”
Find the artist who can deliver what you need so that you get exactly what you are looking for. It will pay off if you have to wait because it is something that you are interested in,” he said.
Some people won’t consider traveling to another state for their dream tattoo — but they should
Hua explained that many people won’t be able to find an artist who can do the tattoo they desire because it is difficult for them to get one. Hua suggested instead that budgeting should include travel costs when you are planning for your dream tattoo.
Hua stated, “Don’t hesitate to travel a bit to get the flower tattoo that you desire.”
He said, “A few hours inconvenience and a lifetime full of joy with your new tattoo are better than one that’s too bad for you.”
“I have seen clients request floral tattoos in fine lines from traditional and realism artists, but they end up disliking them because their tattoos are not elegant or soft,” he said.
Take care when placing your order
Hua stressed that it is important for flowers to flow freely on your body.
Hau explained that “I often see that some flower tattoos look like sticker” and added that clients may ask him for help with a damaged or preexisting tattoo.
For my fine-lined floral tattoos I believe that bigger is best. As the tattoos flow better the more space you have.
Do not try to squeeze too many flowers in one design
Hua stated that some people try to fit between 10-20 tattoos in one design. This can lead to “hot mess” and can result in a cluttered look. He recommends instead choosing one flower you are passionate about and sticking to that.
Many people want to accumulate as many as they can, just like their family’s first flowers. This doesn’t work for me. “When in doubt, just choose the traditional flowers, roses, or peonies,” said he.