Tattoo artists revealed some of the worst tattoos they had to do for clients or came across in this Reddit thread where a user asked, “Tattoo artists of reddit, what is the most fucked up thing you’ve tattooed?”
I definitely wouldn’t rat.
“Not a professional artist, but my brother in law had jerry rigged up a tattoo gun in the garage out of a hand fan, an eraser, bic pen and a sharpened guitar string. Friend wanted to get a quote from che Guevara, I’d rather die on my hands than live on my knees, or something along those lines.. needle broke after the first T.. so dude left our house with a fresh “I’d rat” tat.”
Funny for a day? yes.
Funny for a lifetime? Hell no.
“Tattooist here. The list is long but the one that made me laugh the most that I’ve done, is Wil E. Coyote’s arm poking out of a dudes butt, holding a sign that said ‘help'”
Beavis and Butthead would be proud
“A dude who was a regular customer at an old job got a scorpion on one forearm and a tarantula on the other. Only their heads were replaced by Beavis and Butthead
Edit: the lines and details for the arachnid bodies were blown out a bit and blurred- Beavis and Butthead were mostly intact”
When you like the devil but you’re not quite friends yet.
“I put 667 on a dude’s forehead for him. “Neighbor of the Beast””
Anything for a joke huh?
“I’m a detox nurse. A patient had a dick tattooed on the back of his shin so he could tell people he had a-dick-shin. Addiction. Not making that up lol.”
That’s a painful mistake to make
“In prison I knew a guy with half his name scribbled backwards on his forehead. The only explanation I could come up with was he was tattooing himself in the mirror and half way through realized it was coming out backwards to everyone so called it quits.”
So much to unpack here.
“I used to work with a guy who had a tattoo on the side of his body that was a woman squatting over a pond full fire hydrant pissing into it, inside the pond was floating decapitated heads.
When I asked him wtf was this he told me that the woman was his ex and the heads were all his kids. I asked why is she pissing on them and he told me he has a piss fetish….”
Whatever floats your boat I guess?
“I once tattooed nipples on a guy’s butt cheeks, so his ass would look like tits.”
When you know the doctor so well, you get a greeting tattooed.
“My uncle had tattooed on his penis “HI, Doc!” after his numerous after shore leave to get his penicillin shots.”
“I read about a tattoo artist who said in an interview he once tattooed a man’s scrotum in tartan. Was he Scottish? I didn’t ask.”