Epic Tattoo Fails & Their Awesome Cover Ups

20 April 2017
With much excitement for the premiere of Just Tattoo Of us on 8th May, we have been challenging you guys with crazy tattoo dares and it has shown us one thing; You People Be Cray Cray!

Yes the Mystery Tattoo Challenge may be BIZARRE, but what's worse than having your tattoo designed MTV? YOUR FRIEND! LOL! The inking will be happen at Artbox Singapore and Singapore Ink Show where our selected pair of winners will be getting inked with the design that their friend/partner/buddy designed for them! It's gonna be soooo gooood. Check out what the contest is all about here!

To do the honour, we've got tattoo artists from the Singapore Ink Show to work on their magic on the winners! Let's get to know them a little better!

FIRSTLY, SHARE WITH US! WHATARE THE MOST EPIC TATTOO FAILS YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN & THE AWESOME COVER UP!

W: A tribal coverup tattoo - the original design looks smudged and not defined. This is a classic case of trying to squeeze too many details in a small tattoo. Lastly, it's a compass rework. The original looks unfinished and clearly out od shape.

A: I've seen many cover-ups and most of the time the tattoo they want to get covered is usually a "couple" tattoo. the other common tattoo people get covered is the tattoo that they get as a "test" as they do not know how painful it will be or how others would look at them with a tattoo, so they get something small and random.

SO WILLY, WHAT HAPPENED?

W: The old tribal tattoo is completely covered up. You can hardly tell there is an old tattoo lurking behind the rose tattoo. As for the reworking of the compass tattoo, I freehanded this design (meaning draw directly on my client's skin), to save the tattoo by adding shapes and shading to it and to get it as straight and as proportionate as possible. The tattoo looks good as new and my client is absolutely happy i saved her tattoo. -Check out the image of the tattoo fails and coverup below!-

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS TATT REQUEST FROM SOMEONE & THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO REJECT?

W: Its a tattoo based on my clients ex-girlfriend drawing. A demon bread and angel cookie tattoo... ultimately I did it.

A: An anon wanted me to tattoo his arm full of stickmen fighting against each other. I told him to think about it before doing it, i never did it.

L: Tattoo of their partners names are the most ridiculous request that i get most of the time. I think its ok to get that if you're already in a long term relationship or either married. Not when both parties just dated 2 weeks ago.

GIVE US SOME ADVICE ON WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD EXPECT/PREP BEFORE GETTING INKED?

W: I personally feel that sleep and rest is very important. They should have at least 8 hours of sleep before the day of getting a tattoo. This is to ensure they have plenty of energy to get through the tattoo session. I usually will recommend my client to have their meal before the tattoos.

A: People can prepare themselves by really thinking through about what they want to get as a tattoo.

L: 1) Don't rush. 2) Research the shop. 3) Research the design ideas ahead of time. 4) Consider placement. 5) Don't be too thrifty. 6) Mentally prepare. 7) Wear comfortable clothes.

M: Tattoos will definitely hurt but it's bearable, depending on which part of the body the tattoo is gonna be at. Have enough sleep and avoid alcohol one day prior to the tatoo session. Do NOT bargain with your tattoo artist!

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