Originally Posted by Ironhorse74
You should do standup comedy. I would never get inked by someone who is not inked. Who are you to say 99% of tats are poorly done or thought out? Oh the guy who a tattoo shop but not a tattoo.
The absolute best guy I found anywhere is in Phuket and has no personal tats. He was a graphic artist for a career, retired and opened up an ink shop. Way cool guy that does amazing work. He has folders and folders of photos of his work.
I asked him why no ink? He doesn't trust anyone to ink him and doing himself is problematic.
Girlfriend brought a picture. Gave it to him. We came back the next day. He had digitized it on the pc. He said it would come out just like on the pc. It did. It was a budda face. The features were perfect.
I've thought long and hard about what I would permanently ink myself with. There are a couple of things that are close but nothing has pushed me over the edge yet...
However if I ever do, this will be the guy.
+1 on don't drink and tat. Also if the guy doesn't have a large potfolio and many testimonials, run very, very fast.