Read online reviews of local tattoo shops and call around to get an idea about different stores' pricing and availability.
After doing your research and finding a tattoo parlor near you, call the parlor and make an appointment.
Meet with your tattoo artist for a consultation. You can bring a picture of your own, find one on file at the shop or ask your artist to sketch a design. After finding a design you like, make another appointment with the artist for your tattoo.