I like tattoos a lot but I have a serious problem with tattoo artists. I can't really explain why, it's just bad chemistry.
I have one tattoo, I got it when I was 20. While I was getting the tattoo done the tattoo artist started asking questions, how long have you wanted a tattoo, what are your hobbies, etc. So I started talking to him. Then later he suddenly says he can't concentrate because I'm talking too much. So I stopped talking. Then when the tattoo is finished and I'm looking at it I notice some outlines are blurry and crappy. So I said "Hey, this is a bad job man." and the stupid tattoo artist begins blaming me and saying I talked too much so he couldn't concentrate. I thought he was full of shit so I started an argument with him. I ended up being thrown out of the tattooshop but at least I didn't pay for that piece of shit.
Later I wanted to get the tattoo fixed but a lot of tattoo artists acted weird. I've found out that a bad tattoo is like a bad mark or something. The tattoo artists were nice until I showed them the tattoo, then suddenly they changed their attitude and started charging me ridiculous prices if I wanted to have the tattoo fixed. Apparently showing a badly done tattoo to a tattoo artist is like wearing a sign that says "kick me"
Unfortunately I've become too estranged from tattoo artists to ever trust them again. I tried getting my tattoo fixed years later. I went to some tattooshop somewhere after hearing several recommendations from friends. But as soon as I sat down in the seat the guy starts asking me questions and getting me to talk (of course) but I didn't say anything this time. Can you guess what happens next? The first line, the very first line he puts on my arm is fucking curved and choppy as fuck! But this time nobody could blame me for talking too much. So I say to the tattoo artists "what are you doing man?" and the guy is like "yeah don't worry, I'll fix that later" and I'm like "dude I'm here to get this tattoo fixed and you're ruining it more!" and then he got all insulted and we ended up fist fighting. I was so pissed off after that I wanted to throw a brick through the tattooshop window but I managed to control my anger.
So is this some kind of routine that tattoo artists do? First they get you to talk so when they ruin the tattoo they can blame you for it. Tattoos look nice on photos and in movies but in real life when you see them closeby and you see all the lines are messed up etc... It's a con, that's what it is. Tattoo artists are conmen selling you an illusion. You'd be better off spending your money on a hooker, at least she'll be more honest about her job and some genital diseases can look pretty cool too from a distance.