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Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS, Road Trip Stuff by misterroadtripper on December 15, 2010

The latest episode of TATTOO TALK is posted on the website.



What are people thinking? I mean, how hard is it to find a good tattoo artist? If you wanted to go out to buy a car, wouldn’t you check out the top automotive magazines, talk to trusted friends about their experiences and visit a couple of reliable dealerships? Why don’t people do that when they are shopping for a tattoo? How hard is it to check the magazines, talk to people with first-class tattoos and visit a few, well-established shops? So how come there are so many poor souls walking around with major garbage on their bodies? Were they drunk? How many photos do I get each day that are labeled “cover-ups”? Cover-ups of what? Cover-ups of lousy work, that’s what. In the last few months, I have seen absolutely beautiful young bodies distorted by misplaced murals that turn sexy, curvaceous backs into an ill-designed billboards defaced with amateurish, off-kilter doodles. Artwork that barely deserves a C-minus in any self-respecting high school art class. All because some wanna-be tattoo artist hasn’t the foggiest idea of balance and design.


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  1. b1l said, on December 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I’m glad you posted the picture of the girl with the armpit shark tattoo. I’ve seen that in the sidebar of and I can’t help but think that there will be regret connected to that. The only time it would be recognizable as a tattoo is when her arm is up. It’s a shame more artists can’t or won’t say, “That is going to look bad there,” and be taken at their word for it. I am thankful I have been talked out of one or two poorly thought out tattoo ideas by the artist and ended up much happier with the final product, I’m sure.

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