Word artist seems to have become a very wide spectrum word and nowadays everyone calls them selves artist.
In this talk we are brainstorming on what is artist and what is not and where it would be fare to use that work. We came to conclusion that you can call artist a tattooist who is specializing in custom pieces and focuses on creative side of work. Meanwhile there is nothing to be ashamed to be tattooist or tattooer without word artist in title. Later on talking in same topic we discovered that in some languages tattooer is more like a master of craft than artist in artistic form of it which sounds less fancy but often is more way to describe it.