Broadcasting Tips & Tricks
Below are some quick suggestions and pointers to gain the more viewers and exposure for you as an Artist or Tattoo Company.
- An up to date Computer – Live Streaming uses up a lot of your computers resources, therefore slows down older computers, which will affect your broadcasts and overall experience of the website. We are not going to recommend any computer company in particular, just make sure your Desktop/Laptop is no more than 2 years old and has lots of “RAM”.
- High Quality Webcam – The better the camera, the better the broadcast.
- High Speed Internet – High Speed Internet is a must! The faster your internet connection is, the less risk you have of your screen freezing while broadcasting
- Uploading Tattoo Pictures – The more tattoo pictures you upload to the site means more exposure. All pictures uploaded to LiveTattooing.com have their own “Search Engine Optimization”. Your Tattoos can be searched and seen all over the world, which lead people directly back to your profile on our site. Plus, feel free to post your tattoo pics and videos on our Facebook Fan Page .Plus! We will also post them to our Twitter Account
- Social Networking – In 2011 Social Networking is a MUST! Even if you don’t have a website, you still need to at least have a Facebook Fan Page & Twitter account. These accounts make it easy to connect with your clients and fans when you are about to broadcast, have new tattoo photos, any promotions and/or announcements.
Before, During & After Broadcasts Tips
- If you have a scheduled Tattoo Session that you are going to broadcast, make sure to let people know the date/time and what the piece is. To make its easy, just copy and paste the “address bar” in your browser and paste the link on your website,twitter & Facebook Account.
- Let your clients know that their friends and family can tune in to watch the whole tattoo experience
During Broadcast – NO NUDITY OR EXPLICIT MATERIAL……Everything else is Great!
- Have a host for your show. You will need somebody to talk and answer questions for the viewers. Having a host also builds a relationship with the fans and viewers. You host can answer questions people have about the Tattoo or Artist, make jokes, tell the rude people to F**k Off….etc. People will come for the Tattooing, but they re going to stay for the conversation.
- Turn the cam on as soon as possible. Show the viewers the conceptual art, the stencil, how the stencil was placed. This will give viewers a more interactive feel with your show.
- Get your client talking. Ask them questions on why they got the piece and what it means to them. Ask them if it hurts. The more your client is interacting with the viewers, the more people are going to want to come to you so they can broadcast live too.
- NEVER embarrass your client or make them feel bad! Potential clients will be watching.
- Try and give viewers a visual close up on how the Tattoo is going around every 15-20 minutes. In between the updates, you can have camera zoomed out, having the artist and/or the client in view.
- As soon as the Tattoo is done, take a picture and upload it! Pictures are the most important tool for a Tattoo Artist and Company. The more Tattoos you can prove that you have done, gives you and/or your company credibility.
- Sometimes your fans will ask for an “after show”. This is where they re going to want to get know you better. You can talk about yourself, the tattoo you just did, the next Tattoo you re working on, etc. Doing this will help solidify your fan base and grow your followers.