Tattoo Artists Confess The Worst Mistake They’ve Ever Made

Getting a tattoo is not as easy as it looks because that little piece of art is going to stay on you forever and ever. Forever is a really long time and hence, getting it done right is a very vital task. But what happens when the tattoo artist commits an error and you are the one who ends up with a flashy mistake on your skin. Does it sound wonderful? Not really.

A shiver will run own your body when you hear out the biggest mistakes done by the following tattoo artists. Here they come.

 

1. That’s one mistake that one cannot afford to make.

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“Friday the 13th we do a $20 tattoo special. I had been working for about 12 hours and I go to tattoo this girl. She gets Finn from adventure time and the word thirteen. As Im tattooing the stencil starts to rub away and I realize I spelled thirirt and I stop and say out loud oh f**k. I tell the girl and she agrees to let me cover it with roses. The tattoo turned out pretty good, and she has been back several times since surprisingly. I just cant believe I misspelled thirteen on Friday the 13th when I had been tattooing it on people all day. Theres another one coming up next week and Im dreading it. There wont be any words on the flash sheets this year.”

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2. When you are almost saved from showing off a stupidity.

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“Obligatory not a tattoo artist, but I was the one getting the tattoo.

I paid for my brother and I to get tattoos. Mine says “my brother’s keeper” and his says “my sister’s protector” and I was going first. Guy puts the stencil on and has me check it out in the mirror. I was only paying attention to the size and placement. I sit down and I’m ready to go. Guy asked how many tats I have so I said 14. He asked if my brother was there for any of them and I said no so he starts messing with him and saying “not a very good protector then are you?” This is as he is about to put the needle on my arm. My brother suddenly jumps across me and says “whoa whoa whoa that’s the wrong tattoo” and we all look down. Sure enough, he had put the wrong stencil on me. Brother saved the day, earned his protector status and made the tattoo artist eat his words.”

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3. That’s some pretty nasty stuff right there.

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“One of my clients had some nerve damage in his arm, as I went over it his arm involuntary lifted up and started shaking aggressively back and forth. He almost hit me in the face, and he’s lucky I didn’t accidentally tattoo a huge line across his arm. It took several seconds for his arm to stop shaking, neither of us had experienced that before lol.

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4. That oh my god moment must have been memorable.

“Older lady came in (mid 60s) shyly requested a humming bird on her mons venus. Halfway through the tattoo she looks down at me and asks if she can ask a question. I say “sure” she says, “can you tell I used to be a man? ” The oh s**t was really in that until she said something, I would have had no idea.”

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5. Yeah. No. A big fat no.

“My shop has a strict policy that you must give us a picture of what you want. In other words, i dont read Japanese so i just draw what you give me. Guy gave what he thought was the italian flag. Looked right to me. Turns out it was the iranian flag.”

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6. A mess up no one should forgive.

“My best friend is a sometimes tattoo artist and this happened back in 2004 I believe. A friend of ours wanted a tattoo for 9/11 and was getting the phrases Never Forgive and Never Forget on each arm. They were in this fancy old English lettering covering the full forearms. As he was finishing up the second arm someone said I think that they both say Never Forgive. It took a while and everyone kept looking at them. The font was really fancy so it tricked your mind but low and behold they were both the same. It wasnt freehand there were stencils for both. We are still not sure how no one noticed till the end. To make matters worse the guy getting the tattoo was in a wheelchair as he was paralyzed from the waist down from a car accident. I thought he was gonna kill him. I remember laughing so hard at the time. It was so messed up. The phrase was so ironic in the moment.”

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7. Ha! Trying to be funny, huh?

“Sometimes my tattoo artist will say “oops” or “oh s**t!” Just to f**k with me. She does amazing work though.”

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8. Yeah, well, as easy as it can get.

“A friend of mine wanted to get the famous Caesar quote “Veni Vidi Vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) tattooed on his upper back.

It turns out the tattoo artist put “Veni Vidi Viri”, which translates from Latin as: “I Came, I Saw, Men”. I was a nerd in high school and happened to take Latin as an elective, so I called it out when I saw it.

Turned out to be an easy fix”

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9. Na-uh. That’s not a very nice thing to do.

“Turning around after getting all my machines prepared and seeing my client rubbing one out.

I quickly asked, W*f are you doing?!? With the most shocked look on my face.

The client said, what? I needed to release some “Pressure” before being tattooed.

I just shook my head and pointed to the door.”

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10. That’s quite funny when you think about it.

Ex gf got a tattoo on a whim. Expect nothing, Accept everything I was staring at it and it bugged me. Until I had the fun time of telling her that he wrote Expect nothing, Except everything.”

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11. At least, it’s just a dot.

“When I was getting my first tattoo, the artist was doing his thing and quickly turned around with the active machine in his hand and the clip cord got caught on my foot. This action ripped the machine from his hand and actually stuck him in the arm with the dirty needle he had been using on me. He was not happy. After a few questions about my medical and s*xual history, he finished the tattoo. The funniest part is that the artist (strangely) didn’t have a single tattoo on his body before I walked in, and now he has a little dot on his arm.”

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12. Let’s just face the facts then.

Not a tattoo artist myself. But a friend of mine got drunk at a party a couple of years back. There was this dude with a tattoo machine at the party and my drunk friend either got talked into getting his first tattoo, or just thought it was a brilliant drunk idea, i’m not sure.

Anyways even in his drunk state of mind he figured he should atleast get a tattoo that he can cover up. So they decided that “face the facts” would be a rad tattoo on the side of his foot.

However when they were done the tattoo said “Face the face”. It’s still a running joke within our group and some friends of ours even named their band “Face the face”.

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13. You can be UNFORIEN.

“My friend went to a guy he knew that did tattoos as a hobby at his house. He wanted “UNFORGIVEN” tattooed down his forearm. They decided to get drunk and pop some pills as he is getting the tattoo. My friend passes out. He wakes up a few hours later and looks over at the tattoo guy who is staring at the floor with a look of defeat on his face. “I f**ked up man” he says. My friend looks down at his new “UNFORIEN” forearm tattoo.”

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14. That sounds so awkward.

The one that stands out the most is when I was tattooing a girl’s b*tt cheek and we were having a nice conversation and then both laughed and she farted. I could hear her b**t hole instantly seize up with fear and embarrassment and she got dead silent and I slightly trailed off my laughter and just pretended like I didn’t hear it and the conversation just ended and we both stopped talking and she put her head phones in.

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15. Well, for one, that’s actually smart.

Not me, but a guy I worked with at a tattoo shop tattooed the name of a recently murdered woman on the face of her murderer before he got caught. Apparently he said some really cryptic s**t that ended up making a lot of sense after finding out he had literally come straight from killing this girl.

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