Good tattoo artists sometimes don’t get the attention and respect they deserve. Some people just assume that high-quality ink is par for the course. It’s only after you’ve seen how bad things can truly get that you begin to develop an even deeper appreciation for good designs and techniques.
gave ‘That’s it, I’m Ankshaming’ A Facebook group has ranked the worst tattoos that have ever found their way onto someone’s skin. He gently mocks the designs and shares the images as a warning to everyone to put some thought into their artist selection. It’s all done in good spirit, as if to mock the original art, not the people who acquired it.
Scroll down for some jaw-droppingly bad ink, upvote the tattoos you hate the most, and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever had ink regrets, panda. Meanwhile, if you want to see some more god-awful tattoos, you can take a peek. of KristenBellTattoos.com Previous feature about Facebook group here.
Talented tattoo artist David McKinley, who runs Mahadutt 1608 Tattoo Studio In Glasgow, Scotland, Bord told Panda how artists improve their skills, why it’s important to constantly strive for improvement, and how important your reputation is in the industry (spoiler warning: it’s everything). Check out our full interview with David from Archangel 1608 below, Panda. Especially if you are an artist yourself or hope to become one in the future!
David, from Mahadutt 1608 Tattoo Studiotold us how artists develop the skills and confidence to enlighten other people.
“So an apprentice tattooist will start tattooing on themselves, then when they have a good knowledge, on their friends or regular clients of the studio they work at.
From there, their patrons will decide when they are ready to properly tattoo paying customers,” he told BoardPanda.
“To be a good tattooist you have to have confidence in your skills, because you can’t do it half-assed. Every tattoo has to be the best you can make it, so you have to make sure you can do that.” are.” A sign if you’re not feeling 100% about it is that a good tattooist sometimes passes on a design though.” Tattoo artist David Point out that it is important to understand and recognize your own limitations. Humility and dedication are key features here.
As with most things in life, it is important to constantly strive to get better while avoiding stagnation.
“As long as tattoo artists are constantly trying to improve and develop, they will always get better – sometimes faster, sometimes slower, but as long as you realize that you can always move up a level, you will.” David said.
“There are a lot of people who think that once they’ve reached a certain level of success, that they don’t need to work hard or put more effort into their work. Nowadays, a lot of artists talk about their technique and skill. I’m quite open and happy to share them. That’s how we all get better—by sharing and learning from each other,” the tattoo master told BoardPanda.
David, based in Glasgow Mahadutt 1608 Tattoo StudioHe said that fame is everything in the tattoo world.
“You’re only as good as the last tattoo you get, and if you’re doing low-quality work, your business will suffer. If you’re doing bad tattoos, you need to work harder.” Yes, keep your head. Down, and only tattoo you believe you can do well.”
The ‘Here I Am Inkshaming’ Facebook Group is an online community that unites 283.3k members. From 243k members when BoardPanda last wrote about them, group members have been putting ‘actually bad tattoos’ to shame since 2017.
Their purpose is to make people laugh by showing how ‘truly awful’ some designs are, whether due to the artist’s lack of skill or for reasons beyond anyone’s understanding.
The team running the group makes it very clear what the community is and isn’t for. “If the tattoo isn’t your personal style, you disagree with the placement (like if you say you like the tattoo because you’re pretty) [effing] Hips but god forbid someone has a face tattoo!), if you’re just posting to get attention, or if you’re trying to get validation for a tattoo on your body that you know is okay. … This is not the place for you,” he writes.
“If you’re sensitive about skin, and think every post has to fit your CW…this is not the place for you. This is a really horrible place to post, [crappy] Tattoos, and laughing at them together. Any topic is welcome, there are no content warnings. But before you post anything, make sure you understand the rules that members are asked to abide by.
Tattoo artist David, from Mahadutt 1608 Tattoo Studio In Glasgow, Scotland, Board Panda previously explained how people can practice their skills to get better at inking others.
“Tattooers can practice on anything initially, to help them get the mechanics and techniques of tattooing right,” he told us during an earlier interview. “You can buy artificial skin, pig skin from a butcher, or even use fruit, like oranges or lemons, bananas.”
Whatever the case, the artist notes that there really is “no substitute for moving, breathing, sweating, bleeding human skin.” Sooner or later, all tattoo artists have to practice on real people.
“The first 4 or 5 tattoos I ever did were on myself. It was a steep learning curve, but I had to prove that I wanted the apprenticeship, and it allowed me to see how tattooing works. will be, and what can I do better,” said David, from Glasgow, about his journey. in the industry.
“You shouldn’t be tattooing real clients for too long, but if you can convince friends that you’re ready, that’s great,” he opined.
“Tattooing is a skill, a skill and it should be taught directly from one person to another,” said David, adding that “it’s not enough to learn from YouTube videos or watching. [going to] A BS tattoo ‘school’ that only cares about your money.
Customers should be completely confident about the tattoo they are getting. A good artist will make sure that there are no big or small doubts about the design. That way, there are fewer regrets down the line. There is a constant balance to be struck between what the client wants and what an artist can do.
“We will try to offer a compromise, but if the client is too strict, we will refer them to another artist. Tattoo artist David told BoardPanda that the client is only right in terms of what they like. does, not how the tattoo can actually be made or will end up.
“We will not do any hateful tattoos — racist, homophobic, sectarian, etc. Those tattoos are bad news, but unfortunately, there are some who will still do it,” he said, urging artists to do so. Such tattoos should be avoided.
“Sometimes, a client sneezes, or moves to answer their phone, meaning there’s an extra line or detail in the tattoo,” the artist said, adding that mistakes happen to everyone sooner or later.
“The key is not to panic (and not to panic the client). Take a few minutes and work out how to handle the error—maybe add an extra detail, deepen some shading. Nine times out of ten. , you can fix a problem. Keep cool and get to work!”
So, today I let my sister-in-law do my tattoo. We say “love you, bye” every time someone leaves our house, so it has a special meaning. It’s awesome and I absolutely love it!