5 Worst Places For A Tattoo – with Tattoo Artist Romeo Lacoste

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.

Lower back

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.

Bicep

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.

Foot/Ankle

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.

Hands/Face

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.

 

Never Do These 10 Things When Getting A Tattoo

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.