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13 Tattoo Artists Explain Their Most Uncomfortable Requests –

emimhatstat — “Putting his art in her butt.” There is a quote I thought I’d never hear.

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Not me, but my tattoo artist. When I went to him for my first tattoo, I made small talk and asked him this same question. He had a stripper come in and ask for a star tattooed on her asshole with cursive script on it saying “I’m a star”.
While he was tattooing her, his wife and 7 year old son surprised him with lunch, as a stripper kneeled face down ass up, holding her ass cheeks apart, getting her asshole tattooed. Apparently both the wife and young lady were very chill with the situation, but my artist didn’t like having to explain why daddy was “putting his art in her butt”.

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wishmewells — Uhh nevermind it was a prank bye

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My friend is a tattoo artist and a guy came in wanting a KKK tattoo. So the very heavily muscled black tattoo artist came out like “you’re gonna be in my station.” The guy shuffled out of the shop very awkwardly.

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king-khajiit — It was Michael Phelps, wasn’t it?

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I was getting tattooed once and this guy comes in to get a tattoo of a diver swimming out of his asshole. Luckily I was lying down so I had an excuse not to look over but the artist seemed kinda uncomfortable afterwards.

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She can date only Johnny’s from now on.

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Wife’s friend is a tattoo artist. She said her most memorable was a young woman who came in and wanted Johnny tattooed on her chest because she loved her boyfriend so much. Said boyfriend showed up at the tattoo parlor after she finished so she could show off the new tat, they ended up getting in a huge fight and he broke up with her.
Couple months later, girl comes back in with a different dude for another tattoo. Says to the artist, “this is my boyfriend, Johnny!”

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meowmeow138 — Moaning tattoo lady would be so uncomfortable.

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The discomfort came after. When the client was paying I went to grab the money and he said something along the lines of “you like that money baby?”
It was awkward I’m usually quick with comebacks, but I just stared at him until he left.
Also the women who moaned loudly the whole time I tattooed her. She said it was to help her ease the pain, but I’m not entirely convinced as I was near her lower regions.
Also not me, but my boss and other workers at the shop had to deal with a lady that would reach into their shorts. Some liked it some didn’t, plus she was aggressive and would call for the lords help loudly every time she got tattooed.

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andiewtf — Hahaha, I love that this has become a saying.

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It wasn’t so much the tattoo, but rather the customer. He was a very strange older guy, and out of 7 artists in the shop, only one could tolerate working on him. He came in sometimes days in a row, and normally we don’t recommend getting multiple tattoos so quickly, but with this guy it was like, fuck it.
He came in one time for a semi truck with ‘kicking ass and eating pussy’ written on the back window. A few days later he came in to get ‘alone and beating it’ – completely unaware of the irony. Now whenever someone’s going through some shit I get to say “sometimes you’re kicking ass and eating pussy and sometimes you’re alone and beating it.”

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Nymaz — What the hell?

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Not an artist (though I do have a lot of ink) Dated a girl once with numbers tattoo’d on her wrist. As it was highly unlikely she had been in a concentration camp, I asked her for the story. It was her social security number, apparently her mother had this done to both her and her brother in case (and I quote) “they find your body but the head’s been cut off and they need to identify you”.
Yeah that family was a little messed up.
Oh and it was pretty sloppy, like prison level, so considering that and the fact that it would have been done on children, it wasn’t likely done at a professional shop.

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CWavves — At least he realized his mistake.

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Tattoo artist here.
I recently had a man come in and ask about getting a name covered that was placed right above his genitals. He brought a drawing in of a tribal dragon that he did himself. After explaining that his drawing really wouldn’t work for the area or the cover up he said, “I guess that spot wasn’t a great place to put my daughters name huh?” After a really awkward few moments he left.
I didn’t end up covering it and haven’t seen him since.

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subhunt1860 — Haha, I love this horizontal and vertical line guy. I wanna see the final results.

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I was asked by a research lab to tattoo 3 hamsters that were identical. Like a little symbol on two of them, so each could be distinguished. I wasn’t sure if it was real or not, as the interaction was over the phone.
I tattooed a couple of real characters over the years, including one guy who kept getting the same tattoo over and over again (a tiger head) and eventually just got little dots to fill in around them all, and another guy who got vertical and horizontal lines on various body parts to make himself appear larger. He talked about getting additional teeth implanted so he could process food more efficiently, and wanted me to be his disciple

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momadance — I think moral of the story is don’t. Don’t tattoo your penis, people.

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My regular tattoo artist and friend messaged me one day that she tattooed a penis. I instantly had so many questions! She explained how in this long story about him getting semi hard when she put the stencil on then going totally limp the second the needle hit his penis and how she had to stretch it out with her free hand while tattooing. Finally I asked what he got. Thor’s hammer. I laughed so hard. At least it was funny.
My coworker brother in law also has a dick tattoo. When he gets erect it says Ta Da!
Moral of the story if you’re gonna get a dick tattoo at least make it funny.

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I’m not a tattoo artist but I worked as a receptionist for 6 years in a popular local studio. I’m quite talkative and friendly so I liked to chat to the clients while they were waiting for the artist to set up. A late 40 something year old conservative looking woman came in wearing her work skirt and blazer. I signed her in and got her to complete the consent form and asked what she was having, she just replied “oh some text on my lower back”. I replied that was cool and then showed her into the room where the artist was working. I could hear the artist and client deciding on placement and that she wanted the tattoo low enough on her back so that her daughter wouldn’t see it as it was private. So it’s pretty much just above her butt crack. Fair enough I thought. Afterwards I asked the artist what she had. The woman had the words “anal slut” tattooed in thick black script. No wonder she didn’t want her daughter to see it!
She came back a few months later to have “woo whore” tattooed on the front..

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Gandalfthepinkk — All you other LOTR ‘megafans’ are posers.

My tattoo artist told me of a tattoo he did around the edges of a strippers b-hole saying ”one ring to rule them all”. I remember him mentioning how bummed he was that she didn’t allow him to photograph it for his portfolio. 😐

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Njodr — I love that regulation size was emphasized. This man doesn’t mess around.

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I have tell this story everytime someone on Reddit asks about tattoos.
I worked in a tattoo shop that my friend owns after I graduated high school.
One day a gay couple come in and one of them says he wants a dart board on his ass. Ok, I thought. A little odd, but ok. I don’t really care because I’m not the one doing the tattoo, my friend is. Anyways, after he says he wants a dart board, he clarifies and says he wants it regulation sized. The initial confusion took me for a moment and I thought, “No.”
This mother fucker wanted a regulation sized dart board on his ass with the bullseye as his asshole.
He fucking got it too.

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