I think we’ve gone through this before, but tattoo artists ink exactly what you ask for. If it’s spelled wrong, they spell it the way you did. It’s policy for most. You’re supposed to check it first. Most of my friends who are artists would ask about it if they noticed, but they wouldn’t feel too bad about it if they forgot. It’s going on your body, your responsibility to make sure it’s spelled right
How do they know something isn’t an inside joke or whatever? Besides, the huge number of idiotic tattoos that people get ON PURPOSE make it really difficult to weed out the people that are being dumbshits by accident.
whilst i agree it’s your responsibility to not be a fucktard and spell the simplest of words incorrectly, there should be some sort of tattooist code..in the event of a misspelled tattoo…
ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT THIS INKED ON YOUR BODY FOR LIFE? SURE? SURE SURE SURE?
Then he can commence the tattoo.
Chinese Chicken with Baby Bok Choy. Not really a fail… somebody is just too dumb to realize that the name continues. And if Bok Choy was a separate dish, Chinese Chicken w Baby would have a description duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gawd
I am shocked at how many tattoos are spelled wrong. I mean to have one person think that it is spelled “impossable” fine, whatever. But for no one else to catch it? The tattoo artist didn’t see anything wrong with it? There was no double checking?
All tattoo shops should come with a dictionary. Look up the spelling first. Tattoo next.
1-If that were a friend of mine I would beat him every day to within an inch of his life.
3-Spongebob needs better taste in chubbers.
4-Kind of funny, but whatever.
5-Kill them with fire. It’s the only way.
I picture Yvonne (tree tattoo) like she’s in one of those Microsoft “then I had an idea” commercials. She’s on the throne, makes the idea face, string music comes up, then she whips out her phone and snaps a shot of her tat mid-deuce.
Suppose we should just be glad it wasn’t a video complete with sound.
I work at a Tattoo Studio. It is not the tattooers responsibility to ensure proper spelling. I am a Tattooer, not a fu*king English Teacher! It is our company policy to have each client write out exactly what they want, we then use that reference to design the tattoo. There are several opportunities for the client to check, double check and even triple check spelling before it becomes permanent.
@ #33 I do have a dictionary, it came with the shop.
@ #39 All clients are required to fill out a “Legal Release Form.” Basically a fancy way of saying “We aint responsible for your mistake dummy.”
In closing, don’t blame the Tattooer, blame the retard who believes any thing is impossible
As per the last picture, I thought the whole ICP thing was forever left in the 90′s. Why then am I seeing them everywhere now? Is it like when, in the 90′s, everyone thought shit was “groovy” and wore giant bell bottom jeans with peace signs on the ass again as if the 70′s was attacking? Is it like that?
Oh the horror.
@ Kingoffools I also work at a tattoo shop. We actually go that extra mile and have the person SIGN a copy of the lettering being used on the tattoo and it gets stapled to their release form. That protects us so we are in NO WAY responsible for any misspelled words or names.
On a side note people…It is called a TATTOO not a TAT and you are getting TATTOOED, not INKED. Grr, this angers me so much!
So…you like me? Can we remove your lol pants and have internet sex now? I would rofl your world. No, that doesn’t work. I’d tl;dr you all night until we both screamed ftw! Then I’d be all smiley face, but you’d get a look at me in the daylight and you’d be all sad face, but that’s ok, because I internet nailed you and brb…
@Monica do you speak Kanji? Cause I was looking to get the word cocksucker tatted on my arm, or maybe a tribal suit-case… I don’t know i just want some new Ink.
You know what pisses me off, Scratchers, kitchen-magicians, guitar-string heroes and people who try to low ball you for a price. It’s your body this tattoo will be on you permanently, this isn’t Walmart.
@ kof…soooo freaking funny you happen to mention a “cocksucker” tattoo. We actually just did one last week! It was on the chest of a fantastically, flamboyant gay man named Joey. Aww, Joey, how do I love thee?
I dunno, ‘body modification’ could comprise a lot of things, not sure people would want an angry plastic surgeon cutting them up, for example.
I imagine you come in to contact with a greater proportion of stupid people in your field of work than in mine so I guess there’s nothing wrong with a bit of aggression…
as much as i can understand what some of the other tattoo artists are saying, i do it slightly different.
i dont want anyone leaving my studio with a dodgy tattoo, whether its a miss-spell or it just looks shit.
it my name and reputation on the line, so i always check the spelling, even more so if its a word im not entirely sure with myself.
May 15th, 2010 at 1:40 am
You know what else pisses me off?? Tribal armbands and “Kanji”…you know, if you’re getting something permanently drawn on your body at least try to be a little more creative.
You know what pisses ME off?? All those people, getting inked with the English language, in the Latin alphabet, all those common letters and everything. I mean, GAWD, show some ORIGINALITY and CREATIVITY when you’re picking your next tat.
Pride in your vocation is one thing, but good lord, you’re not doing brain surgery. Get over yourself. How can you be enough in favor of body art, yet so (yes) anger-filled about how people choose to express themselves?
Seriously, SERIOUSLY, get over yourself. You’re a tattoo artist. In case you hadn’t noticed, your kind is a dime a dozen these days. Sound like you kind of need to brush up on your bedside manner, so to speak.