There was a time when having tattoos could brand you as loser/societal outcast/ hooligan. Today it seems as though having a few tattoos is about as strange as having your ears pierced. It's a personal style choice. It's like having a collection of permanent, wearable art. Almost everyone has that perspective tattoo idea, something they've mulled over for years, but for some reason or another, haven't pulled the trigger. Getting your first tattoo and finding an artist can be daunting. Here are a few excellent shops to get you started.