Submitter’s Comment: This just showed up on my facebook feed from one of my old high school friends. I investigated more, and that’s not the only bad thing to see. I made an imgur album of all the photos (and his comments on them) to protect my friend’s privacy: http://imgur.com/a/bY2iH
What’s Awful: Oh man… well the first photo I saw, which was the almost-finished “product”, looks like it was colored in with a marker. I’ve told him that, and all I can do is hope he won’t get mad. Then I looked more…the lines are shaky and uneven. The roses are basically blobs with some “shading”. I blocked out the name of the guy who did it, but I checked his facebook profile out. He lists his occupation as “tattoo artist at Franklin Muffler and Brakes” (no joke). The pictures look like the tattoo was a home job, but now I’m worried it was done at a car shop!
How It Can Be Fixed: Go to a professional who works in a tattoo shop and not a car repair shop for a cover up! Unfortunately, between an obsessive ex-girlfriend and him really loving it, I’m afraid my advice will go unheard.
Just a few days ago, somebody stopped me in the mall to compliment my double helix piercings. They asked were I had got it done, and after finding out they had been done with a needle instead of a gun, they made a gagging, disgusted face at me and tried to lecture me on the dangers of piercing needles. They claimed that piercing guns ruled out human error and were the only safe way to be pierced.
I’m pretty sure I lost a few IQ points during the conversation.
What’s awful? I think it speaks for itself. Trying to spread false information and supporting the use of piercing guns.
http://instagram.com/p/aH0bXXSwtR/ <- SOURCE
Submitter Comment: This lovely piece was done at a run down shop in Arizona called Tattoo 151. PLEASE I AM WARNING YOU, DON’T EVER GO HERE. Unless you are willing to pay a crap ton of money for cover ups. The place is completely unsanitary and reeks of weed. An ex friend of mine recommended me to go to this shop and this tattoo, plus many more, are the reasons I will never, ever step foot in there.
What is wrong: the birds look terrible, the grammar and spelling are completely off. It should say “Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.” Instead it says “Buildings burn People die but real love is forver. HOW DOES SOMEONE MANAGE TO SPELL FOREVER WRONG? HOLY CRAP.
How it can be fixed: I have no idea. Cover up, perhaps?
Submitter’s comment: So this is a guy I used to date (I’m still shaking my head at it) and he actually has some pretty decent quarter sleeve tattoos. But this one.. No. And there’s one on his lower stomach that’s just.. no.. not okay But this one is just funny to me. He actually had me draw a design for it while we were together, and it was beautiful, but when I broke up with him, I took my art with me. So I guess he had his currently girlfriend (who is littered with shit tattoos and incorrectly done piercings) do this on him (she also DOES shit tattoos). I think the funniest thing to me is the ankh on the middle skull that’s all sorts of fucked up lol.
What’s awful: It’s flat as hell, no shading. Wonky lines are wonky. It’s just a big old mess lol.
How it can be fixed? I don’t even know if it can! But you can start by stop letting your dumb ass girlfriend tattoo you!
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This is a near and dear friend of mine who just moved back to a town close by to me. As we were catching up he showed me this, talking about how he really liked it and asked me if I liked it. He said, “it’s pretty good for a free tattoo, imo.” I told him free tattoos are sketch but he said it was done by an artist who works at a shop but AT THE GUY’S HOUSE.
WHAT’S AWFUL: The placement is off center. The lines are not incredibly dark and they are also really wonky and inconsistent. No good artist who works in a shop would also work from home. Overall, it’s just not a very good tattoo.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Getting a coverup or additional work from a better shop around town (there are several excellent shops that are clean and renowned).
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: A facebook status update popped up on my news feed, along the lines that “I’m looking for new tattoo clients, and I will be choosing a person to receive a small tattoo for free - among the people who share this update. I have black, green and red ink and new needles” - although not in nearly correct grammar. So I looked his photos - and I had so much to choose for submitting here.
WHAT’S AWFUL: It’s asymmetrical and wonky, also I’m rather sure that he does those at his home. Some other tattoos that had writings were barely readable, and an eye of Horus tattoo looked like it was rather burned on the skin than tattooed.
Why on earth is this tolerated and already over 600 people have entered his sharing-raffle to get a free tattoo from him..? -.-
Someone I sort of know getting a stick and poke tattoo.
This is someone who’s getting a stick and poke tattoo in their dorm room.
How to fix it?:
Honestly, don’t do stick and poke tattoos in a messy dorm room - get them done professionally.