On facebook today, with the caption, ”The tattoo im getting later today:) I can’t wait. Im getting it on thw left side of my rib cage. :)”
I told her to please not get it.
I really don’t know why people think that they can design tattoos better than a tattoo artist. We spend years learning, a lot of money on decent art materials/reference books and countless hours doing research
ehh, this is shit but I designed one of mine and I couldn’t love it more!
also working on a sleeve but that’s far from finished and I haven’t touched it in AGES.
do people understand that there is a huge difference between making a beautiful drawing and designing a tattoo that has the potential to stay nice over the years, is in proportion , fits the bodypart in question and is flattering in general? I completely understand and value that people want their tattoos to be personal and unique but a tattooartist should be chosen based on skills and style and when you find an artist which seems perfect for the idea you have for your tattoo letting him or her “run with it” will give you the very best result.
LMAO… right… because only tattoo artists know what they are doing. I’m sorry but it’s MY body and I’m not letting ANYONE “run with it” when it comes to what’s on MY body FOREVER. Some people have shit ideas, that’s true, see above. But I designed my last tattoo personally. I drew it, it was my idea, and the stencil came DIRECTLY from my drawing, and it’s beautiful. So fuck that lol Did I mention I also designed my husbands tattoo? Proportions were changed to make sure it fit perfectly on his arm, but otherwise, it was my drawing, even my hand writing.
PS. Here’s the “terrible” tattoo I designed myself:
To be honest , the proportions are terrible indeed and the lettering is ridiculously small. I’d give it 15 years till it’s completely unreadable. That someone was willing to tattoo this on you without adapting it first says a lot about him/her on a professional level. I’d rather refuse a customer than letting him walk out of my shop with a tattoo that isn’t the best we could provide. It is extremely disrespectful to assume that you do a better job than someone who is doing nothing else but designing , researching and placing tattoos every day for years after intensive studying and a long hard learning process . I am sure you won’t tell the chef at a restaurant how to prepare your food or your dentist how to fix your teeth. Although taste & teeth are two quite personal things. You rely on their expertise.
Especially since that drawing is shit. If you’re going to “design” your own tattoo at least be able to draw and design regularly. That empty space around the horse is an eyesore, and those tiny grapes and shit are awful. The whole thing is poorly laid out with the framing vines not integrating with the drawing and the negative wasted space dominating everything. The shading on that thing is also abyssmally patchy. And that mane looks nothing like hair. If you drew it to look like mutant tenticles than mission accomplished. It’s laughably arrogant on your part that you consider yourself more skilled in drawing and design than the tattoo artist who has persued their passion for art and dedicated their life to the ink craft. Honestly.