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Tattoo Artists Are Sharing The Weirdest Things They’ve Ever Tattooed And People Can’t Handle It

by : Cameron Frew on : 06 Sep 2021 18:38
Tattoo Artists Are Sharing The Weirdest Things They've Ever Tattooed And People Can't Handle It@bad_tattoos/Instagram

Tattoo artists have taken to Reddit to share the wackiest requests they’ve received. 

Some people never want to get a tattoo, fearing the idea of inking your body for life; others maybe have one or two with sentimental reasons attached; some are absolutely covered in them and can’t get enough body art, constantly adding small pieces to their arms and whatnot.

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For tattoo artists, no two weeks are the same when it comes to the people coming into their parlours.

Redditor @soapsoupsin asked, ‘Tattoo artists of reddit, what is the most f*cked up thing you’ve tattooed?’ So far, it’s received more than a thousand replies.

‘Had an older lady come in wanting a butterfly tattoo… on her labia. Actually turned out really pretty, she loved it and was a pleasure to work with! Every time I do a butterfly tatt now I think of her flaps,’ the top reply from @bigboyrobbie_ray reads.

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Lower down the thread, @Troubador222 wrote, ‘I had to have a polyp removed from my colon a few years back. When they removed it, they actually tattooed a marker inside my colon, so that spot would be easier to find and check in a colonoscopy. So while, not a tattoo artist, I do have a tattoo up my ass. That qualifies as f*cked up.’

Among the other answers, @100Dachshunds shared one particular sombre story. ‘The weirdest tattoo I think I’ve ever actually DONE was a portrait of a stillborn baby. I totally get the sentiment and I’ve done countless memorials for stillborn babies, so that in and of itself is not weird, but the photo I was working from in this case was… not a nice one,’ they wrote.

‘You know how they put little hats and clothes on a stillborn baby to take a photo for the parents? They’d done that here as well but I think the baby had butterfly syndrome or something as the poor thing’s skin was peeling away.

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‘I asked as gently as I could if he wanted the photo ‘cleaned up’ for the tattoo – I don’t HAVE to tattoo all those wounds, you know? But he wanted it just as is. I respect that, people heal trauma in many ways. I did the tattoo as requested, he loved it, I did not take a photo for my portfolio.’

While not an artist, @Billbaprophet shared a strange sighting. ‘I saw a guy with a tat of Lisa f*cking Bart with a strap on while Lenny watched on his shoulder when I was at the beach the other day and I just thought: rad,’ they wrote.

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