When dating a tattoo artist things are NEVER simple. There are always factors that will be eating away at your relationship. In fact, this will be one of the hardest relationships to sustain, especially for a couple who is known to be jealous.
The first thing you must realize is that rarely, if ever, will you be the absolute first on his/her mind. Tattoos WILL come first. For a tattoo artist, it is not simply a job or carreer. It is more than just a life choice or lifestyle. This is a passion. It is in their blood, and just like most artists in this world they may come off a little selfish.
What you must realize is that this is not selfishness. This is just simply how they are built. Everywhere they look all they see is something they can put on someone's skin.
The second thing you need to know is LEARN HOW TO SHARE.
Your tattoo artist boyfriend/girlfriend will constantly be surrounded by attractive members of the opposite sex. Not only surrounded by them, but they will be touching them and close to very private areas on the body almost all of the time. So ladies, get used to your man having his hands on a hot girls booty or chest, and men get ready for your woman to be tattooing some washboard abs. If you can not handle this, then simply stay away, all you will do is create a problem for yourself.
Third, you should always be willing to sacrifice for your partner. Tattooing is a bussiness that goes up and down on a regular basis. Yes, Kat Von D makes a ton of money and Paul Booth is world renowned but this has taken them years. To start in this career you must be willing to put materialistic possessions aside for a while since there may be less and less money to just spend around.