I have just arrived home from a lovely sunny holiday in Spain. Whilst there I saw some amazing things, brilliant architecture, beautiful animals, breath taking sites but some god dam aweful tattoos.
As the place filled up over the weekend with British holiday makers of stag and hen party's I started to see man after man with the same exact (shit may I add ) tattoo. Sleeve after sleeve if the same thing ... Badly drawn angels with a pocket watch and clouds, very dodgy clouds. Firstly it amused me that I kept seeing the same style of sleeve over and over but some time passed and it annoyed me slightly. Why have these people got no imagination to come up with something individual? Why have they decided to be a sheep and follow what everyone else has? Why have the not done any research on tattooists so they can end up with beautiful artwork rather that a half arsed effort?
Then I started to blame the tattooer a that did the appalling jobs ... Do they not feel a responsibility to give people a bit of input so they walk out of there shop with a master piece that everyone pays attention to for the right reasons.
I did however meet a charming man that had done just that. Done his research and taken time to come up with something totally unique. He sported a huge Buddha back piece done exquisitely. He told me he went into many tattoo shop and talked to artists til one tattooist Paul fricker came up with something that suited his vision perfectly.
I am grateful that some people can get it right. Please I urge you do you research on tattooists before you commit or you could be the next bad tattoo in benidorm.