13. Decklan’ with a little heart on a dude’s butt cheek.
“Tattoo apprentice for about a year and half here! I haven’t had as much crazy shit happen since I haven’t been in the industry as long, but a few come to mind:
When I tattooed the name ‘Decklan’ with a little heart on a dude’s butt cheek.
Tattooed ‘fucking fantastic,’ again, on a girl’s ass. IDK what it is with kids and ass tattoos these days.
And then of course a whole bunch of stupid cliché shit. Tiny minimalistic anchors? Sure. Watercolor? Of coooourse. I do a decent job and they turn out cute, but I feel like the general public don’t realize what makes a tattoo bold and stand the test of time.”
14. Two people wanted ‘Numba One Stunna’ and ‘Stunna’s Numba One’ in this horrible, self-drawn graffiti letter style.
“Had a couple. Guy wanted ‘Numba One’ on his left outside forearm and ‘Stunna’ on the other. Lady wanted ‘Stunna’s’ on her left arm and ‘Numba One’ on the other.
If you’re keeping tally, that’s ‘Numba One Stunna’ and ‘Stunna’s Numba One.’
In this horrible self-drawn graffiti letter style.
And they were white college kids.
Other artist in the shop that night, deadpan, goes, ‘What if one of you drops to Numba Two?’
They did not end up getting tattooed that night.”
15. The words ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ in shitty scratchy writing on a girl’s neck for her 18th birthday.
“Several years ago, I tattooed the words ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ in shitty scratchy writing on a girl’s neck for her 18th birthday. She had been coming into the shop a lot with her friends as they got tattooed and talking about it. She had the letter drawn up and everything. The answer was always the same. ‘No fucking way.’ When she finally turned 18 she came in with a few friends and asked again. I told her politely to fuck off with her shenanigans. A few minutes later her friend told her he could just tattoo it with the ‘gun’ he got off eBay at home. I made the hard choice to do the tattoo to insure that it wouldn’t get infected or be all scarred up if she ever decided to have it removed.
It’s been circulating around the Internet for several years. I still feel shitty about it, and hope she got it removed.”