Bad tattoo? Serves you right!

In my opinion, if someone goes to a tattoo studio that doesn’t even know how to spell the word “tattoo”, they probably deserve the shitty tattoo that will likely result.

Photo taken by IAM:Scyph in Camden.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

17 thoughts on “Bad tattoo? Serves you right!

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    Posted on 12-22-2005 20:45:36 by TheUtahraptor
    I laughed at that. But not as hard as I laughed at this ad, found in a South Florida weekly paper.

    Posted on 12-22-2005 20:51:43 by What\’s the world coming to?
    Holy Crap…the linked ad is WORSE!

    Posted on 12-22-2005 21:00:12 by Pippa
    ah i’ve been pierced here. Wern’t very friendly, but I have to admit my snug piercing was very well done.

    Never went back tho cos the atmosphere was shit

    Posted on 12-22-2005 21:27:37 by glowimperial
    The ad is worse, but man, that’s a bad sign. Even if it was the sign company’s mistake, I’d cover that shit up ASAP.

    Posted on 12-22-2005 23:32:25 by astrosnik
    Wait, so hottie’s get free tattoos and piercings then?
    I wish people would stop apostrophizing the word “tattoo.”

    Posted on 12-22-2005 23:58:09 by King Wingbipeekaboo

    Posted on 12-23-2005 00:00:56 by Alethia
    God, I’ve been past that shop more times than I remember and I nevcer noticed the mistake… I agree with Pippa though, I went int to ask about a jewellery change and they weren’t exactly forthcoming.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 00:37:15 by and jelly
    I love the pants hanging by the sign. RAD.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 03:15:42 by MeezctoW
    Well Once upon a time…
    Buyer beware? (go to archive november 2005)
    Another place, another history…
    I’ll hope we won’t go to this example in my contry….

    Posted on 12-23-2005 04:23:25 by dream3r
    i cant honestly say i’d let them near me with anything sharp.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 04:37:53 by joker
    i’ve been past that studio a billion times (never been in, i get pierced at cold steel just down the road) and i have never noticed the spelling mistake! i don’t think it’s on thier flyers but i will have to check now!

    Posted on 12-23-2005 04:46:09 by Scyph

    They have different spelling mistakes on their fliers!

    Posted on 12-23-2005 08:03:08 by volatile
    That shop is awful. Atrocious. Their work is dreadful. And yeah, they have different mistakes on their flyers.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 08:27:42 by madmax
    And those bastards did shitty things to Andre Fernardes!! They sucks!!

    Posted on 12-23-2005 09:22:37 by glider
    Oh, right, I totally forgot that was the shop that completely fucked him over when he was guesting there!

    Posted on 12-23-2005 13:35:41 by Alkaline_fairy
    I’ve been passed there about 10 times in one day and never noticed…
    Me and a mate went in to ask about an inverse navel and they didn’t seem to take us seriously. Ok, we’re teenage girls and it was a navel piercing but c’mon, we’re also way hardcore.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 15:21:32 by LostSally
    I think someone that is trying for people to go to their shop should take care of those small things that a lot of people look at…
    Personally I would never get pierced in a place like that………

    Posted on 12-23-2005 15:22:54 by LostSally
    The other one is FUCKING TERRIBLE!!!!!!!

    Posted on 12-23-2005 15:53:07 by Ice_Pick_Abortions
    i got pierced there and the ppl were really friendly and were lovely but the jewellery they put in was slef bent and scratched so i had to go get it changed. that said the actual piercing was grand and the bar was a good fit.. just scratched..

    Posted on 12-23-2005 16:46:02 by nekowafer
    There’s a shop near me called “Boodamonk Hip Hop tattoos” and I consider that to be almost on par with the one you’ve shown here. It scares me that there are people that really don’t pay attention to spelling, and that those people still have jobs that require spelling! Also, whoever made that sign should have, like, said something.

    Posted on 12-23-2005 22:37:13 by BadlyDrawnGirl
    hah , they ran out of room. they couldnt fit the extra O in.

    Posted on 12-24-2005 00:11:57 by mitch
    hah, looks like it’s spelled correctly in the sign on the left. odd.

    Posted on 12-24-2005 01:40:38 by joshua
    you’d think boodamonk would *have* to be done on purpose.

    Posted on 12-24-2005 02:56:19 by Heather
    there has to be an apostrophe after tattoo…it 0wnz

    Posted on 12-24-2005 18:13:27 by Poppie
    Hehehe. I noticed today that the shop in the town I am currently in has a sign boasting “Tattoo’s” …Tattoo’s what??

    Posted on 12-29-2005 20:38:01 by penski
    Astrosnik – ‘hotties’ shouldn’t be apostrophised either ;)

    And it’s *sed not *zed…It’s our language, give it back! ;) :)

    …Don’t get me started on group nouns…


    Posted on 12-29-2005 21:05:09 by dilbert
    Shut up you, it’s our language, we stole and butchered it fair and square!

    Posted on 01-03-2006 21:31:20 by .
    penski spends WAY too much time communicating via keyboard

    Posted on 01-15-2006 17:56:56 by Laa
    Ahahahaa! I know one of the piercers there, and she is as terrible as that spelling. Some of their piercing work has turned up at my studio, and it’s not the best. Its a shame Malc Kent is working there tatto(o)ing, as he’s pretty good.

    Posted on 02-18-2006 20:44:23 by THE DONGER NEED FOOD
    BLows my mind how much bad work is still being done (AND even featured even HERE on BME!)

    I’d reccommend to SHannon to make a gallery of Bad tatts but that may offend the artist and subject alike…but then again YES if you’re a cheap jackass you WILL get EXACTLY what you deserve as an indelible reminder of a “What the fuck was I thinking?”

    Posted on 03-19-2006 23:00:35 by boy
    i got pierced there – it was very expensive (£30 for a labret), and when i went back about 6 months later to ask about replacement jewellery, they were very rude (more concerned with looking after the baby they had in the studio)

    Posted on 05-17-2006 16:11:54 by cour
    i wouldn’t go in there for JUST the look of he shop. it seems to have no door, so there’s probably shit floating around all over and as much as they claim to be sterile and stuff, i wouln’t trust it from a shop that looks like a back-alley shop

    Posted on 05-23-2006 15:14:50 by Suffer
    I think they just couldn’t fit the extra “O” in the sign :P

  2. they arent bad piercers – but as its been said not the warm welcome you’d expect from a place wher eyou go to get holes poked into ya!

  3. I’ve had both a piercing and a tattoo done at eclipse, and yes, they’re not very friendly but to those who think their tattoos aren’t good, mine is gorgeous as hell and they even re-drew the design the way I wanted it before I got it done. The spelling mistake can probably be attributed to the fact that they’re non-native English speakers (they’re Dutch).

  4. ive had a piercing there, it hurts quite a bit and i think its infected but is all good. im gonna get a tattoo there soon. the ppl were actulaly q nice. maybe u should try talking to them.
    the spelling mistake was blaits cos they dont speak english that well. plus, u dont really need to know how to freaking spell to give someone a piercing/tattoo.

  5. they are actually SHIT
    me and a friend got our hips peirced there, and we both had to take them out. mine werent so bad, just wonky and growing out almost straight away, and hers went BLACK.
    never ever go there for anything.

  6. these people are wicked, they have been featured in numerouse tattoo mags including skindeep, londons leading tattoo mag!
    they are brilliant producers of art and their work is great, so stuff off whoever thinks they suck

  7. i disagree that people are saying these people are crap. they are foreign and you can’t expect everyone to be an ace speller. a person’s spelling is no reflection on the quality of their artwork or their piercing abilities. i’ve been there. they are friendly, helpful people who sorted out my snug piercing really nicely.
    and also, not all people are suited for all piercings. i know not one single person who has had completely successful hip piercings. i guess some surface piercings just aren’t meant to be?

  8. I accyually had few tattoos at eclipse and they are brillant.
    I am fully tattoo and i am not the kind of person who get shit. u should check their work

  9. my friend got his lips pierced there and they came out well
    but we were waiting outside for him and one of the guys came out and shouted at us to go away even though there are shops either side of it so yeah not friendly at all

  10. As others have said, the guys there are Dutch and Polish which explains the spelling mistake. The place is actually really clean and they do good work – I got my tattoo done there, it was my own design and they did a good job with it.

  11. actually the tattoo guys have completely nothing to do with the flyers, so it doesnt matter where they`re from

  12. They had to leave out an “O” in tattooing so they could spell piercing right lol.

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