We thought we had it bad in Newcastle, we really did.
I just got an email about the new trend for kids in San Fransisco- stick and poke tattoos. A stick and poke tattoo is basically ink and a needle- I’m sure you get the rest. Yes, no gloves, no gun, no autoclave, nothing. I know this is not a new thing in the slightest, but it’s gaining quick popularity like it’s never had before, and it’s awful. Besides, we’ve never spoken about this before on the website.
Now, I don’t want to turn this into a blog that only talks about scratchers and hideous tattoos. But when I read something like this, it makes me want to write:
“In some ways, [the stick-and-poke method] is safer than getting a real tattoo, especially as a minor, because in a tattoo parlor after hours there could be hepatitis on the needles and stuff,” said the student. “As a minor, I would much rather get a stick-and-poke.”
Where do this lot get their ideas from? One search on “stick and poke tattoos” landed me with “Andreas is back with a needle, ink, and some beer.” – WHAT??
You know what guys, I give in with this one. With any other case of bad tattoos, I feel awful for the poor soul who’s been butchered by some scratcher idiot who says they’re a tattoo artist. But you know, in this case, I can’t even be bothered to defend anyone, these kids are fucking idiots, and they almost deserve their shitty tattoos. If kids are so desperate to get a “cool tattoo” at their age, go ahead- enjoy your hepatitis. I give in with this lot.