I will usually only work with two tattoo artists to your area: a black and grey artist and a color artist. In some cases where an artist does both, I will only work with that one artist. Depending on other differences well-liked or the distance between you, I may tackle more than one artist per style to your area, but it’s a rare expection. And one that I only make with the endorsement of the existing client.
I want my clients to grasp that I work for them and their fulfillment first and top of the line. I won’t work with any of their competitors if it risks taking enterprise from them. If an alternative artist on your area accepts my offer first, I likely won’t be in a position to work with you until they have been off my client list for 6 months.