Get recommendations from tattooed friends or search for tattoo artists on Google.
You’ll probably want to check their website out. Please bear in mind though, websites might not be updated very regularly.
Once you’ve found someone whose style appeals to you and their work looks good; find them on Facebook. This is pretty important! A good tattoo artist should have an active and busy Facebook Page. This is where you will see what the tattoo artist is currently producing (or not) and what the feedback from clients has been.
Another great tool is www.heytattoo.co.za. This website ranks each tattoo artists in an area based on a variety of social media statistics.