Master's Thesis.

Master's Thesis.

Exploring the challenges of tattoo artists and their clients.

1 Year
Research + Design
Solo Project

The Research So Far…

I started off my research with literature review and 2 contextual inquiries.


To dig deeper I conducted 10 interviews with tattoo artists at a nearby tattoo convention.

I then conducted semi-structured interviews with 13 tattoo-getters to hear their side of the story.

Contextual Inquiry
Interview
Lit Review

Early Insights

One common complaint of tattoo artists is when clients show up with unrealistic expectations for their tattoo.

Not all clients understand the importance of choosing an artist based on their portfolio and individual style.

What's Next?

What's Next?

After wrapping up this round of interviews, I'll move on to data analysis through affinity mapping.
This will help me identify common themes and pain-points of my users.

I will synthesize the data through user personas and flows, and then conduct a round of surveys for further validation.

After wrapping up this round of interviews, I'll move on to data analysis through affinity mapping.
This will help me identify common themes and pain-points of my users.

I will synthesize the data through user personas and flows, and then conduct a round of surveys for further validation.

Survey
Affinity Mapping
Task Flow
User Personas

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