A friend is coming to visit from overseas and we are planning to get tattoos end of March or April. Designs are pretty much done since we are both artists but we have zero clue of what shops to contact for the job. The tattoos will be fairly small (about 4 by 4 inch max) and designs will be simple: one to two colors, mostly lifework with minor to no shading. At least that;'s the plan right now. Do you have any tips on researching the best tattoo shops in DC and NY or just advice on getting a tattoo in general? Stuff we should consider, prepare for? Advice for body parts that are easier to tattoo or preferred by the tattoos artists for better results? We're starting to organize the trip and I'd like to get started on planning. Thanks!