SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook & ran into this, a girl on my friends list got her second tattoo (I can only imagine what the first one looks like..) & almost everyone commented about how shitty it looks & her excuse was “1. it was alll swollen adn shit im gana put up my pic wit a beetter cam and there is more white and shading now. it looks diffrent form thid pic”
WHAT’S AWFUL: Well, it’s obvious, she didn’t go to a professional & now she’s stuck with a tattoo that looks like absolute shit.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Get it removed or covered up & go to a PROFESSIONAL.
Submitter Comment: I saw this on my newsfeed the other day. Once I saw it I immediately thought of posting it here. I know she’s not the brightest when it comes to stretching (wears tapers as jewelry) but I at least thought she’d be smarter than this. Her “tattoo” was done in her house by a friend with INK FROM A PEN. I honestly don’t understand why someone would do this to their body. It’s just horrendous!
What’s awful: Stick and poke with pen ink and it was done in a completely unsanitary place :x It also looks absolutely terrible!
How it can be fixed: Getting it covered up when she’s older (if it lasts that long). For now, loooots of concealer?
This ungodly ear belongs to a girl I know. All the piercings were done at home with safety pins and she stretched from 00g to 5/8ths in a little over a month. Her plugs are way too off center and the piercing next to them shouldn’t be there.
How to fix this: take out the plugs and the other lobe piercing, take time stretching, and go to a professional for all piercings.
This is not an awful modification, this is a good place for people to visit
I stumbled upon this piercing/body jewelry store in Providence Rhode Island. They are all certified and know what they’re talking about. They’ll pierce you, give you tips and information, and they have top grade body jewelry. To me, it’s like a real life body art forms, but better. Here’s the link for people to check it out and if anyone lives near Providence I would go there for everything and anything. I know I am.
Moderator Comment: Yes! Rockstar is great. If you’re in the area, go there! Also sort of in the same area (ish) is Precision Body Arts. Ryan Oulette is great and also does amazing and safe scarification work.
Stumbling across this on my facebook feed, it’s on a girl from school by her boyfriend who just started out tattooing with I’m assuming, a kit they bought off ebay.
What’s awful: Just look at it, oh my god lol. Obviously not done in a sterile environment.
How it can be fixed: Cover up…. HELP
MOD COMMENT: I think this can be fairly easily fixed. The design is a little awkward, but not too bad and the lines aren’t totally awful. A good tattoo artist should be able to salvage the linework and shade it nicely. I’d hate to see a cruddy artist shade it badly and mess it up indefinitely. However, you seem to be assuming a lot of things. If he’s really apprenticing at a real shop and she’s letting him practice on her so he can actually get better, then okay. It’s not a fabulous tattoo, but it’s not really one of those mind-bogglingly bad ones that you just can’t even understand how someone is that bad… Just some food for thought. It doesn’t seem like that’s the case…but…if you assumed wrong, then calm down. If it was done in a house, go ahead with what you said.
Today I went to Spencer’s to get some tunnels. As I was looking at the tunnels in the case, there was a guy getting some jewelry on the other side of the case. I guess he had chosen some tapers and silicone tunnels. The lady said to him "You don’t need to buy the tapers, you can just get the silicones, stick them in your ears, and they’ll stretch. That’s what I did. That way you don’t have to spend the extra money."I was appalled. He proceeded to purchase the silicone tunnels, no tapers, and left the store. When she was checking me out, I looked at her ears. They were so, so thin. I wanted to slap her across the face.
What’s awful: Don’t use silicone tunnels to stretch, they’ll eat your lobes.
How it could be fixed: I suppose I could’ve said something >.>
Submitter’s Comment: This kid I know gave himself a stick-n-poke tattoo in his bathroom, which he’s proud of, & gives other (underage) kids tattoos using the stick-n-poke method, & I’m sure by now he’s invested in an unsanitary tattoo machine from e-bay.
What’s Awful: It’s obvious, the tattoo looks like shit, he used the stick-n-poke method to do it, and it was done in a filthy environment.
How It Can Be Fixed: Laser tattoo removal & never tattooing himself again.
He just had a bunch of his tattoos up on fyeahtattoos. He says he does them all himself, and while I’m not sure if it was done in proper conditions, it just looks like someone had a go at his arm with a crayon.
Ok, so I live in Central Pennsylvania and every year at the local fairs and carnivals there is this guy who sets up camp and tattoos/pierces out of a renovated ambulance. I wish I were joking, but unfortunately, I’m not. I’ve never approached the guy or had any remote interest to. It’s obvious he’s not tattooing/piercing in a sterile environment and I know for a fact he both pierces and tattoos underage kids without parental consent. Not only that, but his tattoos are terrible. He’s a complete scratcher hack but I honestly never thought too much about it until now, after a friend mentioning to me that she worked for him recently “selling tattoos”. My first thought was obviously “how the hell do you sell a tattoo?”. Basically, this guy “paid” my friend (whose not even 18 yet and he apparently paid her in beer) to “call people pussies and convince them to get tattoos”. I honestly just cannot even fathom why someone would want to get tattooed or pierced at a dirty, dust-filled fair much less in an ambulance and the fact that he’s “hiring” underage kids to force people into getting tattooed and pierced is just completely ridiculous (and most definitely illegal). Anyway, this was just too terrible to not share.
MODERATOR NOTE: For the record, scar tissue can be tattooed over in many cases. The ink doesn’t take as well as fresh skin and the scar tissue is more fragile (for lack of a better word), but a good artist can generally work something out.
So I just found out last week that one of my boyfriend’s band mates decided to get a tattoo. He got a memorial tattoo for his neighbor who passed away this year, which is pretty cool of him to do. That is, until I found out he got it from someone who is unlicensed and untrained, and it was done out of that person’s house. I saw it this past weekend and in all honesty, it isn’t a horrible tattoo. (Their singer also got a tattoo from the same person, and his tattoo is a little wonky and lines are a tad shaky.) However, we all just found out this weekend that the person who gave them tattoos has BED BUGS in his house. The guy who did it, one of his friends, the person who just got his tattoo, and his girlfriend all have bite marks everywhere from them. He hasn’t had any complications with his tattoo yet, and I hope he doesn’t. Moral of the story? Don’t get your tattoos done by an untrained person in an unsterilized environment.
Submitter’s comment: Basically this girl I went to school with and her boyfriend (his tattoo is the first one) went to a scratcher to get them done. Her boyfriend told me he paid like less then a hundred for his whole back piece and I cringed before I even saw it knowing the price he paid. The girl also has many other of these scratcher tattoos on her wrists, shoulder and other places.
What’s awful: The shading is horrible, and the lack of sanitary conditions in the last photo makes me cringe.
How it can be fixed: I don’t have much hope for her boyfriend unless he gets laser or a huge cover-up, but not much can be done to improve these tattoos without laser or cover-up.
If it’s 100 dollars for a whole back piece tattoo, you might want to consider the quality of work.
This was to big to put in an ask, so I’m gonna put it here. Sowwy.
I found this on ishiboo.com, giving tips on tongue splitting:
The fishing line Method
First, your tongue must be pierced, and completely healed from the piercing. Then, using thin monofilament fishing line, thread the line through the same hole that the bar goes through. Then you line it up with the tip of your tongue. The line is knotted and then pulled as tight as its possible to bear the pain. Another knot is put on to make it even tighter that you can bear. After its knotted a few times, you cut off excess line, and close your mouth. You leave the line in for a few days, and then you do this procedure again. The first line should be loose after you repeat this procedure with a second piece of fishing line — you should be able to cut the first line free. After doing this for 4-8 weeks, the tongue is supposed to be almost completely split, and the rest can be split by taking a scalpel or razor and just cutting the last bit to finish it off. This method heals up quickly, since the cuts are slow and small, and the tongue doesnt reattach itself together since not much is ever unhealed at any one time.
I could be totally wrong, and this be a legit way to split, but it just doesn’t sound to safe to me…
MODERATOR COMMENT: Iirc, before tongue splitting/bifurcation procedures were more easily available like they are now, this was a legitimate way to split the tongue. HOWEVER, tongue splitting procedures have come a long way and can now be done with easier, safer, and most likely less painful methods. There is absolutely no reason to split your tongue in this manner anymore as there are a decent amount of body modification professionals who will safely and efficiently do it for you.
I found this on facebook, in an album for a shop outside my hometown and there are a few gems like this. They do regular microdermal piercings fine, but everything that deserves a surface bar is done similarly to this one.
Well that jewelry is not made for a surface piercing like that and you can tell at both ends.
How it can be fixed:
Go to a shop with better knowledge, maybe even look it up yourself beforehand to avoid things like this!
I have a stretched ears, and a guy I met yesterday told me he liked my ‘gauges’, and asked about some of my other piercings. He then proceeded to brag about how he had pierced himself ‘tons’ of times (ears, lips, etc) and never got an infection. I asked if he used an autoclaved needle. He said no, and that he had bought it off eBay and boiled it in hot water because ‘it’s the same as an autoclave!’ -_- I asked if he wore gloves and he once again said no, saying that he had washed his hands. He also stated that he used jewelry he bought from Spencer’s and that he didn’t need to sterilize it because ‘metal is sterile’, and ADAMANTLY insisted this was true no matter how explicitly I informed him otherwise. Not like, tetanus and bacteria exist or anything…
Everything in quotes is quoted exactly as he said it. I’m still shuddering thinking about it D:
The body is like a canvas. Everyone can paint, sure, but it takes an artist to make it look amazing. People should apply that same logic when it comes to self modifying. All they're doing is destroying their canvas and making it more difficult for someone to fix.
Submitter comment: I was scrolling through my facebook when I saw this little gem of disappoint. My childhood bestfriend just turned 22, and he had his “good friend” tattoo him, not only drunk, but tripping out on pills, shroom, and weed. My good friend is so proud of this tattoo, and I feel so stupid for not saying earlier that it sucks, it’s a bad choice, it’s not “RADICAL” or “badass”. It’s a malformed piece of awful.
What’s Awful: Dude, look at it. It’s wonky lines, awful shading, terrible everything imaginable.
How can it be fixed: By letting me cut that flap of skin off his arm. That or getting a better cover up. You get what you pay for.
Submitter’s comment: So, an old friend of mine designed his own tattoo. It looks absolutely terrible.
What’s awful: Everything. The shading is awful, the petals look horrendous! And all this friend’s are telling him that it looks gorgeous?! And one of the girls said she wanted him to design her something!? Are these people blind??
How it can be fixed: A cover-up. Preferably designed by someone who can draw.
OMG. THIS IS HORRIBLE. VERY GORY, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
I was googling “split tongue” seeing if there were a large amount of people that have it, since I have not see that many, and I came across this blog post. At first I was like.. oh? And then I was like: HOLY OMG.
What is wrong with his: OH MY GOD. I don’t even know what he was doing. Try to stretch so big his tongue would split? And then getting bored and just cutting it in half instead? Like what ISN’T WRONG WITH THAT? How didn’t he get an infection..