The right tattoo can be an amazing way to express yourself, and as good as they can be, the wrong tattoo in a terrible place can be a huge mistake. Ashley sat down with our friend, and amazing tattoo artist, Romeo Lacoste to talk about the 5 worst places to get a tattoo.
All jokes aside, a single lower back tattoo is never a good spot for a man to get a tattoo. Don’t be that guy with a tramp stamp.
Sure, there are great ways to get your bicep tattooed, but as far as having a high probability for cheese factor, the bicep ranks very highly.
Elbow, Ribs, Spine
Pain varies from person to person but these three places are definitely on the most painful places on your body to get tattooed, so make sure you know what you are getting in to.
Again, there can be some good options here but ultimately I just feel like this is a bit too feminine a place or a man to have a tattoo.
Many people do like these areas, but you have to be realistic about these locations given your professional life and the commitment they require. They are quite hard to cover up properly so make sure you know what you’re in for.
Extra special thanks to Romeo and California Dream Tattoo!
For more, check out Romeo’s channel and Romeo’s Instagram.
Whether it’s your first tattoo or tenth, getting a tattoo should be a great experience, both for you and for your tattoo artist. Make sure you’re not doing any of these, you definitely don’t want to be “that guy”!
1. Arrive under the influence
A huge no-no, come back when you’re sober.
2. Micromanage the artist
Trust is huge and constant micromanaging is not only distracting but also disrespectful.
3. Be disrespectful
Speaking of that, being polite and respectful to the artist and shop employees is critical for a good experience. You wouldn’t like it if someone came to your place of work and was rude right? Don’t forget to show gratitude to your artist via a tip for their hard work as well.
4. Ask to copy another artist’s work
Inspiration is fine but artists are here for their own work, not someone else’s.
5. Throw up on them
Yikes. Please don’t.
6. Be rushed
It’s a process and takes time so if you don’t have the time and patience, GTFO!
7. Bring a ton of people
One or two people for support is just fine, but a crowd of annoying friends? Definitely not.
8. Haggle the price
Back to respect, the prices are what they are so don’t be that haggler.
9. Have poor hygiene
Maybe it’s obvious, but just like everyone else, your artist doesn’t want to smell your BO.
10. Come unprepared
Getting a tattoo is a big decision and you should arrive with a plan and comfortable with what you’re getting and the artist you are working with, make sure you do your homework.
Extra special thanks to Romeo Lacoste and California Dream Tatto for collaborating with us! For more, don’t forget to check out Romeo’s channel.
Getting your first tattoo is a big decision and to make sure you’re prepared we sat down with our friend Romeo Lacoste to discuss 10 tips you should know before you get your first tattoo!