Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Ille...

Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Illegal and dangerous

There are 49 comments on the WTKR story from Jun 1, 2011, titled Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Illegal and dangerous. In it, WTKR reports that:

If you've ever gotten a tattoo, you know good work can be expensive. But now a growing number of tattoo artists are offering deep discounts for work done at home.

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cynthia webb

Anderson, SC

#1 Jun 6, 2011
so where do i go report a illegal tattoo artist who trades the work for drugs as well as cash ? and is doing tattoos on minors/ the work is awful. some one tell me where to go stop this. this person also advertises on Facebook and even shows off all her work. she thinks she is better than the law and says her work is great. no its not. we all have to follow the law. these people are no better than the laws we all have 2 follow. any info would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your time.
Joe

Portsmouth, VA

#2 Jun 6, 2011
Anyone who even gets a tattoo is a freaking moron. It does wonders for future job prospects. To me the first thing that comes to mind is either a criminal or cheap tramp. 693
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Jun 7, 2011
I am all for unlicensed tattoo artistry. It is nature's way of insuring natural survival of the fittest if we let patrons start dying of infections and hepatitis inherent in unsanitary tattoo administration. How can humankind advance if we continue to protect the inferior species of subhumans?

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#4 Jun 7, 2011
Joe wrote:
Anyone who even gets a tattoo is a freaking moron. It does wonders for future job prospects. To me the first thing that comes to mind is either a criminal or cheap tramp. 693
Really? Well, a tattoo is someone's form of personal expression. How would you feel if I say football is for morons or video games are for morons? My point is whatever you enjoy whether it's tattoos, football, etc., enjoy it to the fullest as long you are aware of the risks. There is a price to everything. I have 2 tattoos but they are not visible when I wear a t-shirt. Of they were, yes, it can affect my future employment in certain fields of work. Only way they are visible is if I am wearing tanktops or muscleshirts.
Joe

Portsmouth, VA

#5 Jun 7, 2011
JasonStorm wrote:
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Really? Well, a tattoo is someone's form of personal expression. How would you feel if I say football is for morons or video games are for morons? My point is whatever you enjoy whether it's tattoos, football, etc., enjoy it to the fullest as long you are aware of the risks. There is a price to everything. I have 2 tattoos but they are not visible when I wear a t-shirt. Of they were, yes, it can affect my future employment in certain fields of work. Only way they are visible is if I am wearing tanktops or muscleshirts.
If you told me Football was for morons, then id agree with you!
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Jun 8, 2011
Well tattoos are certainly for morons. Self expression myass.

LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, I GOTS ME A NICE TATTOO!

Actually football IS for morons but it is also a ghetto ladder.

PS I wonder why classy intelligent people by and large avoid tattoos?

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#7 Jun 8, 2011
Think what you like but it's one's personal choice whatever endeavor he/she wants to undertake. This isn't a Theocracy.
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Jun 8, 2011
JasonStorm wrote:
Think what you like but it's one's personal choice whatever endeavor he/she wants to undertake. This isn't a Theocracy.
Of course. That is how we recognize and separate the classes.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#9 Jun 8, 2011
WTF wrote:
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Of course. That is how we recognize and separate the classes.
Tattoos in any way do not reveal a person't intelligence. So much for your shallow mind. But then again, it is your right to remain shallow.
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Jun 9, 2011
Tattoos generally reflect on a person's intelligence. It also reflects on their social status. You don't see people with tattoos at Harvard and Yale you see them at vocational and technical schools.
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Jun 9, 2011
I employ from 180-185 people in my businesses. They all know to a person if they get a tattoo it's Bye Bye. They are out the door with their individual expression with them.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#12 Jun 9, 2011
WTF wrote:
Tattoos generally reflect on a person's intelligence. It also reflects on their social status. You don't see people with tattoos at Harvard and Yale you see them at vocational and technical schools.
I don't like people from Harvard and Yale. Most are snobs. Look at the Kennedys. I prefer hardworking bluecollar folks over aristocratic snobbish a**holes anyday. Try saying that to everyone with tatts, especially burly motorcyclists and you'd get your head separated from your body.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#13 Jun 9, 2011
WTF wrote:
I employ from 180-185 people in my businesses. They all know to a person if they get a tattoo it's Bye Bye. They are out the door with their individual expression with them.
To hell with your business then.
Joe

Portsmouth, VA

#14 Jun 9, 2011
JasonStorm wrote:
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I don't like people from Harvard and Yale. Most are snobs. Look at the Kennedys. I prefer hardworking bluecollar folks over aristocratic snobbish a**holes anyday. Try saying that to everyone with tatts, especially burly motorcyclists and you'd get your head separated from your body.
Easy there tough guy! Like it or not people form opinions how a person presents oneself! Its the image you project when you mutilate your body with this trash! People look at tattoos and automatically think trash,thug,and if you have a tattoo on the neck I automatically think criminal/jail bird. And If you have body piercings, I think "self mutilating/queer" Now I understand fads. I went through the fad phase a long time ago! However this "Tattoo" fad stays with you forever. Burly biker you say? Wow there is a goal to shoot for! They are so bad they Tattoo "Harley Davidson" all over themselves. Why advertise a company for free on your body? and also let me tell you! Tattoos do not make you a bad ass! You may look in the mirror and think you are. But trust me, you aint all that, So calm down there tiger.
Life Zip

Chesapeake, VA

#15 Jun 9, 2011
If I owned a business, I would not anyone who had a tattoo or used tobacco products
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 Jun 10, 2011
What they said JasonBabee.

I find Harley Hoggers have itsy bitsy teeny tiny little testicles. I am especially not afraid of them.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#17 Jun 10, 2011
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Easy there tough guy! Like it or not people form opinions how a person presents oneself! Its the image you project when you mutilate your body with this trash! People look at tattoos and automatically think trash,thug,and if you have a tattoo on the neck I automatically think criminal/jail bird. And If you have body piercings, I think "self mutilating/queer" Now I understand fads. I went through the fad phase a long time ago! However this "Tattoo" fad stays with you forever. Burly biker you say? Wow there is a goal to shoot for! They are so bad they Tattoo "Harley Davidson" all over themselves. Why advertise a company for free on your body? and also let me tell you! Tattoos do not make you a bad ass! You may look in the mirror and think you are. But trust me, you aint all that, So calm down there tiger.
I do have a tattoo but I never wore them to look bada**. People wear them for different reasons is what I am saying. And who cares what tattooed people are perceived. Do what you feel makes you happy. And also, my tattoos are discreet, except when I am wearing tanktops. Otherwise, you can never tell that I am tattooed and besides, I only have two.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#18 Jun 10, 2011
WTF wrote:
What they said JasonBabee.
I find Harley Hoggers have itsy bitsy teeny tiny little testicles. I am especially not afraid of them.
I am just using Harely Rides as an example. You are not afraid of them now because you have not pushed their buttons just yet. If someone wanted to do you in, you won't even see it coming.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#19 Jun 10, 2011
Life Zip wrote:
If I owned a business, I would not anyone who had a tattoo or used tobacco products
Then I will find business elsewhere. Simple as that.
WTF

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Jun 10, 2011
JasonStorm wrote:
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I am just using Harely Rides as an example. You are not afraid of them now because you have not pushed their buttons just yet. If someone wanted to do you in, you won't even see it coming.
So a bunch of them would jump on me in an ambush sort of thing. Just what I would expect from a bunch of cowardly chicken s_h_i_t tattooed freaks desperate for attention. You must think all of us are from some pansy universe? I guarantee that they would need several to take my ass upfront. And then they would have to hide forever because my brothers from the hills would hunt the chicken s_h_i_t_s down, pour shine on them and have a Harely [sic] BBQ.

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