Are you thinking about getting a tattoo? Are you looking to memorialize a fantastic vacation or family event on your skin? Tattoos have long been a way to mark a special occasion. Or maybe after a night out you strolled by a tattoo shop and figured, “What the hell?” But before you take the leap into permanent flesh art, keep reading!
Recently, Reddit sparked a conversation about the most overdone tattoos straight from tattooists from around the world. So if you are looking to be unique, stay away from these.
The question posed was “Tattoo artists, what pieces are you tired of doing?”
10. What’s the deal with BIG cats wearing crowns? u/AncientCatGod answers that question.
“The head artist at my shop was getting super burnt out on big cats (specifically lions) wearing crowns. In about a month, he’d done five realistic lions (and a panther) wearing crowns on dudes who wanted to feel like kings.
I had to start politely turning them down when people called to inquire about them.”
9. The Bible is the official written word, but hold off on having the entire book inked on your flesh.
“I’m not religious at all, but I think I’ve ascribed the entire Bible on human flesh at this point.”
8. Anchors weighing you down? Sure they are cute but you might want to hold off before throwing your uniqueness overboard.
“And when you ask them what it means, it’s always, ‘It symbolizes that I can’t be held down.'”
7. Palm trees from your favorite destination spot should be left on the beach.
“My local tattoo shop in the Caribbean has a running tally of how many times they’ve had to tattoo palm trees on girls’ ankles.”
6. Barcodes are meant to mark products, not people.
“My friend got so tired of doing barcodes on people’s necks, he made a game out of using the silliest products as references.
So if the customers scanned the tattoo, they’d see that the barcode was for sanitary products, a bag of nuts, mashed potatoes, etc.”
5. Infinity loops do not last for infinity.
Not an artist, but as I was setting up my last appointment, my artist and I were talking at the front desk and the person at the reception at the desk took a call, said “just a minute” and asks my artist;
“Hey Kev, do you have time for a walk in today?”
He looks over and says “maybe, what do they want?”
“An infinity loop”
“Are they on hold?”
“Fuck that, I’m so fucking sick of infinity loops. Tell em I’m busy.”
4. Mustache finger tattoos are soooo last year.
“I’ve seen so many people get a mustache on the inside of their pointer finger.
I feel like that fad has to have gotten old with a few artists.”
3. Pikes Peak. Sorry, Coloradans.
“I went to a tattoo artist in Colorado once. He asked what I was thinking of doing, and I said, ‘I want an outline of—’ and he just sighed and said, ‘Listen dude, I’m sorry, but if I have to tattoo Pikes Peak one more time, I’m gonna lose it.’
For the record, I was asking for a rat, and he apologized profusely, but I thought it was hilarious. I know three different Coloradans with Pikes Peak tattoos.”
2. What statement are you making when having your face tattooed?
“I’m not against face tattoos — I have friends and peers that wear them quite well. My issue is 18-year-olds who want to get them because they want a certain look. Pop culture has made them seem a lot more acceptable then they actually are.
At the end of the day, in the majority of careers, they will hinder employment.”
1. As MOM would say, “Tattoos last forever!”
“My tattoo artist told me he’s no longer doing matching M’s on butt cheeks.
Ya know, so it spells out ‘MOM’ when you bend over.
The joke’s been played out.”
That last one… HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE THAT?!?
Okay, that’s enough from the general public… we want to know about what YOU have done.
Share that in the comments!