Tattoo artists devise all sorts of designs and then leave their marks on countless people who will hopefully not regret what they decided to have printed on their skin.
But what if the tattoo artist knows they're about to make a mistake?
This was the inspiration behind today's burning question from Redditor colorfularchipelago, who asked: "Tattoo artists - what tattoo have you given that you knew the customer would regret?"
"Guy came in..."Giphy
Guy came in and wanted his SO's eyes under his belly button.. just above his d*ck. I asked -Are you sure cuz it's gonna look pretty weird.. -Yeah yeah I'm sure!!
Said and done we finished it. He was really into it and thought it was funny because "now she can look into her own eyes when huhu huhu she gives me head huhuh uhh".. and "
Met the guy a couple of weeks later and asked how SHE thought about it..
-Aahh you know we broke up..
Stay away from funny tattoos. That sh*t gets old pretty quick.
I also did "insert coins here" above a dudes massive butt crack.
"I once gave..."
I once gave this fat Australian dude with a neckbeard a pewdiepie tattoo on his butt. His friends were filming which was weird.
"Names of a gf or bf..."
Names of a gf or bf. All white tattoos... Ugghh. Believe it or not, I'm very direct with clients and honest. Most of the time they pump the brakes and rethink the tattoo. I help them find a better idea and they thank me for talking them out of it. Sometimes I do it anyway knowing this provides some job security. Lol.
"I used to be a tattoo artist..."
I used to be a tattoo artist and will never forget a client coming in with her John, dropping trou while he loudly stated he wanted her to get 'RICK'S B!TCH' in bold arial, one word per cheek.
And she actually did it.
Best tattoo though? The tattoo I gave my then courting boyfriend to remind himself he was worth continuing to grow as a person. We've been married for almost 8 years now. No regrets.
"As stated before..."
As stated before: no names (unless the person/band is dead, is related by blood/a child, or is a pet- we understand those).
Always try to convince the clients to think of something that represents that name, just in case something happens.
A personal rule that I share with a lot of artists: if you do not have full sleeves, then you're not getting your hands done, period. You can cry and go to another shop, that's fine. Throat/neck/head is even more strict and is honestly done on a person by person case.
Once gave an American guy a Mike Tyson style tattoo around his eye while he was hiding from a riot he started.
"There was this tattoo artist..."
There was this tattoo artist, he made an eyeball on a man's anus. He after that told me not to ask for "ass" tattoos.
"Not a tattoo artist..."
Not a tattoo artist, but my husband's cousin got a tattoo on her upper thigh that says "stab me harder, Daddy." Her intention, I think, was to refer to him stabbing her in the back because she has a sh!tty father, but the wording and where she placed it, I think is going to be taken wrong by a lot of people.
"Not an artist..."
Not an artist, but I have enough chair time to have heard some stories. My favorite by far would be my artist Jeff, who told me a story from about 10 years ago. Apparently, this guy wants a Chinese letter tattooed on his forehead. Jeff tells him no, the guy insists, and Jeff tells him if he still wants it in a week he would do it. Guy comes back a week later, Jeff does the tattoo. 3 weeks later the guy comes back in, and asked if you can get a dragonfly down across the bridge of his nose with the wings going out under his eyes. Jeff tells him to get the F out.
"My tattoo artist..."
My tattoo artist refused to do a tat on a kid who had just turned 18. The kid wanted the word SUICIDE, in black, 3" high letters, across his abdomen. The kid was pissed. My tattoo artist told him to go home and grow up.
DQ: What's the worst tattoo you've seen?
Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
"Prices on apartments..."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
"The fact that I sometimes..."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
Human Punching Bag
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
You Only Get One Job
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
A Shocking Incident
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
Ally For The Ex
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.