By scaredinnyc - 14/11/2012 01:03 - United States - Trenton
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That's why you never, ever get a tattoo out of a book. Always pay the extra to have it designed for you. It's worth the extra money.
The book is there for a reference point, and for people to have an idea of what they want to get. And every tattoo studio I've been to charges a fee for the artist to design you a tattoo. I was an apprentice tattooist at one point, I sort of know these things.
I've never gotten a tattoo from one of those "reference" books (why are people going to a tattoo shop without an idea of what they want to get, anyway?) but I've never been charged an extra fee for custom work. I've never even heard of that. And I have a LOT of custom work done. Maybe just your specific shop had that rule.
It's not so much as getting a tattoo out of the book but researching what it means. Or asking a friend for opinion. Or even waiting a few days to make sure you really want it. The whole, spontaneously get a tattoo thing is so overrated. Most of the time, the people who get it, regret it later. I got mine spontaneously BUT I already knew what I wanted for 4 years but had never really made it a priority. Mine actually means "trust" in Sanskrit and I'd researched it for the longest to make sure I had the proper spelling, etc. couldn't me happier! :)
I thought the books were so you can see what the artist has done and how their style is so you can decide if they're the person you're gonna trust with permanently marking your body, not so you can pick something they've already done and have it replicated. Are we talking about different books? Usually the generic stuff is on the walls, or everything is custom.
why is everyone thumbing down GothicAngel? she used to work somewhere. just because it's not how it is where you are makes it invalid. where I live there's a ton of tat places. one of them charges a bit extra for custom designs but the rest are based on size and location. for example inner lip, where I live, is always at least 100.
Fail...always have something designed just for you. You are unique, your body is too...your ink should be just as original. YDI and FYL
With my latest tattoo I found a design I liked and asked the tattooist to make one significant change to it so that it was unique, no extra charge and many tattooists enjoy the challenge of adapting an image rather than just making a new one. Also it sound like the op just picked something off the wall in the shop. That's just lazy, spend at least a few hours on it!
You can try to embrace your newfound gang, what's the worst that can happen?
where pants or longer socks? :) I hope you get it removed quick.
6, I don't think you can 'remove' it once it is put on. It is embedded in the skin. I have a natural tattoo on my hand from injury falling on sharp ice and mud has been trapped on my hand skin and I can't wash the mud out. You can cover up or laser the ink to fade it, but I doubt taking the receipt back to the parlor for a refund actually works. Anyone deserves it for getting a perm change to the body without really thinking or researching.
I wouldn't suggest to remove the tattoo because it can be expensive. Just chop off your leg.. xD
These days people turn symbols that had meaning behind it into something bad and it's hard to tell what's good. I would just ask around next time
Screw them! Don't let some lowlife thugs intimidate you into doing or not doing something, it's a free country!