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Finding A Tattoo Artist After Trauma

A few months ago, one of my friends posted on Facebook that he was looking for a new tattoo shop that was woman-friendly and queer-friendly after a bad experience with his last artist. I asked him privately who the artist was who he’d had a bad experience with and he gave me the guy’s name and the tattoo shop he worked at. “He’s quiet and nice in person, but when I friended him on Facebook I found out he’s anti-choice, anti-gay, racist, misogynist, and pro-gun. After he defended the Hobby Lobby decision I decided I can’t ignore his politics anymore.”

I told him I could relate: I had gone to one artist who had done fantastic work, but when I friended him on Facebook I found out that he had dressed in redface to be the Blackhawks mascot for Halloween and was just throwing out people’s criticisms wholesale and telling them to unfriend him instead. More recently, I’d gotten beautiful work done at a different shop that had done similarly great work for my friends, but when I went back to look into getting knuckle tattoos, the artist had thrown out my few guidelines — I didn’t want the tattoo to be black, and I wanted it to be pretty without being too feminine. He insisted that it had to be black and block lettering or it’d take away from the “impact” of the tattoos. I had asked for what I’d asked for because I already have black block letters on the insides of my fingers and I needed to differentiate, and because these are my hands. I want to love this tattoo for the rest of my life. He clearly didn’t care, so I canceled the appointment. Keep reading »

Ask A Tattoo Artist: What You Should Know Before You Get An Anal Tattoo

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Since watching the video of Maria Louise Del Rosario getting her boyfriend’s name tattooed in her asshole, I’ve had a lot of questions. Many of them were answered in her interview with The Broward-Palm Beach New Times’ music blog Country Grind. Like, she got her first anal tattoo at age 19 and, while she was in jail, her fellow inmates nicknamed her d**k s**t. All very informative, but my remaining questions were more, well, technical. So I spoke with tattoo artist Myles Karr, co-owner of Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn, to get his take on this whole anal tattoo business. What you should know if you want to get your butt hole tattooed after the jump. Warning, the content is slightly graphic.

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