9 Things You Don’t Want To Hear While Getting A Tattoo

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I don’t have any tattoos, but have thought about getting one. I’m just not sure what I would want to have permanently printed into my skin and I have trust issues so finding a tattoo artist could be a challenge.

The reasons listed below could also pose a barrier to me getting a tattoo. Here are 9 things I don’t want to hear while getting a tattoo.

1. I’ll bet you can’t tell I’ve never done this before – A fairly obvious one to start out with, but it has to be on this list. You could be the next Leonardo Davinci, but your first tattoo artwork won’t be on me.

2. Eagle? I thought you said beagle – It’s very important to be certain that you and your tattoo artist are on the same page. Beagles convey a much different message than eagles.

3. I’m out of red ink, so I used pink – Your bold colored tattoo now looks like it has significantly faded. Not to mention that pink really isn’t your color.

4. That call was for you. Hope you meet someone else named Sarah – In a society that is ever changing, why would you put something so permanent and specific as a name? Some obvious exceptions would be for your children or as a tribute to someone who is no longer living.

5. We have a coupon for a tattoo removal company with every purchase – Nothing instills confidence in your workmanship like giving out a coupon to have your work removed.

6. I got you a great deal because I’m reusing these needles instead of throwing them out – Some things are meant to be reused, some things are not meant to be.

7. The shake in my hand is hereditary – I like clean crisp looking lines. Having a shake in your hand in not a trait I would look for in a tattoo artist. Stick to being a surgeon. Maybe that’s not a good idea either.

8. I made my tattoo machine from Meccano – The formerly popular toy known for it’s metal bars that you build things out of does not make a good tattoo gun. True story, a kid in my gym class in high school made a tattoo gun out of Meccano. I could have done a better job with a pair of knitting needles.

9. I know you wanted your full name Richard, but I ran out of room so I used the short version, Dick – Ouch!

What would you not want to hear while getting a tattoo?


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