- Posted by Carl Hallowell
- On August 21, 2017
In a recent article by Jessie with Live Beauty Health, Jessie asks several tattoo artists what their most ill-advised requests have been. The responses come from around the globe, mine is as follows:
As to your question- “What is the most … Are you sure!? tattoo I’ve ever been asked to do?” Let me see how I can put this into words…
Allow me to play the role of the devil’s advocate, as I often must, to achieve the best tattoos possible in this age of social media and mass exposure… After 22 years of tattooing I have learned that the most highly regretted tattoos are the ones that are the most trendy at the time! Tribal armbands, anyone?
As a tattoo artist, the worst thing you can do for your customer is to give them a tattoo they will regret.
The tattoo trends come and go, and each customer thinks they are the first to stumble upon it. But believe me, by the time you have fallen in love with that tattoo you saw on pinterest, thousands of people are wearing it already… After the customer notices her “feather turning into tiny black birds” on too many other women, her feeling for it seems to fade. So when choosing a tattoo- think “classic” and “timeless”- following the trend of the day may leave your tattoo permanently stuck in an era that may become embarassing as the fashion of the day changes…