Seeing people who don’t know what they’re talking about at all chime in on things.
Please, If you don’t know what you’re talking about sit down and shut up. Your ignorance is showing.
This especially gets me riled up when it comes to tattooing. I’m not saying all Tattooers know everything (obviously not) or that non-Tattooers don’t know anything (again, obvious) but there are just some things I feel like most people are not going to understand until you deal with it day in and day out.
It’s like any job, the longer you do it and the more immersed you become in the history or the community the more you understand and know about it.
It burns my biscuits when non Tattooers get all adamant that “a tattoo is right if the person likes it” (ok but its still blown out/upside down/backwards/poor design) or “they traced your design but you should be flattered” (no actually that isn’t flattering and no its not a learning tool) or “it’s not upside down to them” (just to the rest of the world) or “people should be able to get their face and hands tattooed with out having any other tattoos and then also be safe from ridicule” (you’re wearing tattoo mittens and a tattoo cowl.. I cannot.. I can’t) I could go on for a million years because Instagram is full of people with opinions about tattooing.
And I guess to some people this seems like someone’s being an elitist but it just isn’t about that.
If you love tattooing and you love the industry and you respect the history you just want to protect it a little.
Only a little.
It seems like these tattoo shows have in a way taken away the mystery and made everyone into an expert.
I mean I’ve been in the industry for 3 years and I barely know shit. So what do you know