Tattoo Artists Disclose The Tattoos They Refuse To Do
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Tattoo Artists Disclose The Tattoos They Refuse To Do

Some tattoo artists are sick and tired of tattooing feathers on sorority girls, while others think getting an Insane Clown Posse tattoo is just, well, a really bad idea.

We found some particularly interesting stories of tattoos that tattoo artists have refused to do.  Some tattoo artists are sick and tired of tattooing feathers on sorority girls, while others think getting an Insane Clown Posse tattoo is just, well, a really bad idea.  But it’s probably a good thing that they refuse to do these tatts!  Though, you can probably still find tattoo artist who'll do anything... 

What a douche

 

“A dude was in the shop with his girlfriend telling me he wanted his name on her neck. She seemed very quiet and didn't have a lot to say about it. It seemed a little weird and when the dude stepped outside for a second I asked her if she really wanted it and she shook her head. What a douche.”

Tattoo of a steaming pile of poo

 

“When I was tattooing I had to refuse a client that wanted a tattoo of a steaming pile of poo on her face. I wish I was kidding.”

 

Tattoo on the wrist

 

“I once got a tattoo on my wrist. My now ex-girlfriend went to the same shop to get a copy of my tattoo on the exact same spot, without me knowing. The tattoo artist refused and said he never does the same thing twice. Crisis averted.”

 

Hells angels MC logo

 

“Hells angels MC logo - guy brought the picture in just cause he saw it and thought it was cool. I would like to think I may have saved his life or just a serious beating, as I am pretty sure if they knew I did it they might not have been happy.”

 

STARS

 

“I asked this question to the artist who did my tattoo. He said they refused to do stars in his shop. Apparently stars are for people who want a tattoo but don't know what they want.”

 

Squirrels going after the dude's nuts

 

“My tattoo artist refused to give a guy thigh-length tattoos of squirrels going after the dude's nuts.”

 

A penis with penises

 

“This one guy wanted a penis with penises for arms which were holding penises, and I just couldn't do it. It was just too stupid, and I really don't need that dude telling people that that's my work.”

 

a snake on his c*ck

 

“My husband is a tattoo artist. He refused an old gentlemen who wanted a snake on his c*ck (his words), and some racist crap on a local firefighter. He wishes he could refuse feathers and the word ‘believe.’”

 

ICP logo with the Juggalo hatchet man

 

“I drove a friend of mine to a tattoo appointment once. While he was getting worked on, another guy came in and requested the ICP logo with the Juggalo hatchet man (or whatever it's called) and he just said, ‘absolutely not.’”

 

 

Tattoo'd along the base of my thumb (on the outside of my palm

 

“I went to see a tattoo artist when I had first turned 18 and had the money, and wanted a specific symbol I liked tattoo'd along the base of my thumb (on the outside of my palm). The three people working there all basically said 'No. You aren't getting a tattoo on your hand.' Then they showed me how, despite all three of them having giant, freaking tattoos on their arms/legs/back, none had been stupid enough to get one on their hand. I got it on the inside of my wrist instead, and looking back I'm really glad they stopped me doing something that stupid.”

 

A sign on the door of the tattoo shop

 

“A local tattoo shop has a sign in the door simply stating ‘no f*****g cherubs.'”

 

Five Star B*tch' going across her lower back.

 

“I usually try and do most tattoos, but it's usually the younger crowd that wants something crazy. One instance was this 17-year-old girl who had her parents sign for her, she wanted the words 'Five Star B*tch' going across her lower back. I tried to talk her out of it, asked her if there were any other tattoos she'd been considering, and told her that I couldn't bring myself to put that on her forever. Her parents cussed up a storm and told me how I'm a piece of sh*t for ruining her birthday and how I wasted their time and that they're going to write me a bad review. I told the three of them to all go f*ck themselves and they left. A few months later, the daughter comes in and thanked me for not doing the tattoo for her.”

 

A ring tattoo around the finger of a young teenaged girl

 

“Saw a tattoo artist refuse to consider putting a ring tattoo around the finger of a young teenaged girl. She shrieked she'd complain to his boss, he said, ‘f*ck you I'll quit before I'll do something you will regret for the rest of your life’ ... She walked out in a huff, he still had a job, my respect given unreservedly.”

 

A tribal piece

 

“I was in my third session for my back piece when a dude came into the shop and asked my artist about a tribal piece. My artist said that if he could identify with which ‘tribe’ it was associated and gained permission from it's members, he would do it. Guy walked out without saying a word. Three cheers for cultural sensitivity.”

 

Twin towers on fire with some middle eastern flag flowing between the towers and blood running down the towers.

 

“My friend's brother ran a tattoo parlor out of his house, illegally. One day, a man showed up and asked for a tattoo of the twin towers on fire with some middle eastern flag flowing between the towers and blood running down the towers. He told the dude to f*ck off. A few days pass by, and FBI shows up at his house. They didn't care that he ran an illegal tattoo parlor, they just wanted a description of the guy that asked for the tattoo.”

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