Journal Entry: Wed Sep 5, 2012, 7:43 PM
Being a member of different tattoo groups here on dA I see the regular question that you will hear in real life and that is, 'I want a tattoo what should I get done?', I am sorry to tell everybody who asks this question, you shouldn't be getting a tattoo at this point, if you really want a tattoo you should already have an idea of what you want before you go near a tattoo studio. No problem asking an artist to draw your idea beforehand other than that the basic idea should be coming from you.
Anyway worst idea for a tattoo was confirmed for be while watching 'Rude Tube', it is the tattoo that is most regularly removed. A guy hand his wifes name tattooed on his arm and as can happen they split up and he decideds he wants rid of the tattoo, not an unreasonable thing to decided to do. So as most with any interest in tattoos knows that there a basicaly two methods of removal, you can have a tattooist tattoo a solvent into your skin that lifts the ink out of the skin or you can have laser removal, both will of course cost. So on 'Rude Tube' we have a Guy from Illinois who decides to go for the DIY approach and film it to upload to youtube. His method of DIY removal is to take a high speed grinder to his arm, a bloody solution with all the chunky bits the bad news for him is this method doesn't tend to remove the ink from the skin.
Please people stop and think about your ink apart from doing stupid things to remove tattoos, tattoo removal I believe hurts more than getting inked but also it leaves an area of smooth scar tissue so you will always have a reminder of your tattoo even after its removed. In reality you are much better of spending out on decent tattoo work in the first place and if you still end up with unwanted ink go for the cover-up job and get a decent piece of inkwork done over it.