When Piercings Become Self-Mutilation

These piercings have to count more towards self-mutilation than body modification, right? At some point the line is crossed and these seem to us like they’re well past that line. We’re all for freedom of expression and the right to do with your body as you see fit, but these piercings


WTF PEOPLE?! WHY DO THESE SHITTY TATTOOS KEEP CROPPING UP?! WE’RE BEGINNING TO LOSE ALL HOPE IN HUMANITY! Seriously though, these terrible tattoos have to stop. Tarnishing the image of Jack Skellington or getting tattoos that say “This pussy is juicey” right above your crotch give tattoos everywhere a bad name.

Artist Spotlight – Leo Valverde

Leo Valverde is a beautifully talented new school tattoo artist who specializes in illustrative cartoon-y tattoos often featuring pop culture characters from film franchises and various other outlets. He travels a great deal and can be met at tattoo conventions all over the world, as well as a guest artist

This is Why You Should NOT Trust Scratchers!

Scratchers, in tattooing terms, is an untrained tattoo artist who tattoos outside of a studio utilizing any equipment he/she can get their hands on. Generally speaking, nowadays scratchers are people who think tattooing is simply taking a tattoo gun and sketching – or “scratching” – a design onto someone’s skin.

Done by a Nonprofessional

We’re not saying all of these tattoos are atrocious. In fact, some of the nonprofessional tattoos depicted in the gallery below look like they were done by people that might have real talent if they keep practicing. That being said, none of these tattoos are well done according to today’s standards.


We’re not really sure what to say. These pictures are pretty self-explanatory. If you’re still dumb enough to get a sketchy piercing from an unlicensed amateur in their home after seeing this gallery, then we simply can help you. As the saying goes, you can’t fix stupid. An infection, for those


Take to Twitter and get #thinkbeforeyouink trending as soon as possible! These bad tattoos have to stop. There’s no reason for them to continue being applied. Artists should take more pride in their work and people should take more pride in their bodies. The tattoos below are examples of what we’re

Artist Spotlight – Maggie Cho Brophy

Maggie Cho Brophy is one of those artists who prefers to focus more on her art than herself. You won’t find a biography or about page on her website, but you will find plenty of her pieces that show off her unique art style. As you will see in the gallery

Don’t Look… These Tattoos are BAD!

Are you sure you want to look? We said not to and we meant it. We weren’t trying to use any sort of reverse psychology, we really wish you would go look at good tattoos so that we’d have more of a reason to show them off. But as it

Totally Gross Piercings!

If you’ve read the title of this gallery then you’ve been warned. Look at this gallery before or during a meal at your own risk. These piercings are so gross even the most desensitized people with iron clad stomachs will cringe a bit as they go from picture to picture. Don’t

Badass Monopoly Tattoos

While the origins of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903, the game we know it as today wasn’t created until 1933. Parker Brothers started selling it on February 6th, 1935 and was licensing the game for sale outside of the United States by 1936. Fun Fact: In 1941, the British

Artist Spotlight – Mike Woods

Mike Woods is an extremely talented tattoo artist who owns Advent Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery in Houston, Texas. He specializes in colorful illustrative realism tattoos that tend to involve some form of pop culture, but he’s definitely not a stranger to unique thematic designs outside of the pop culture

What NOT To Do

To do, or not to do - that is the question! In these people’s cases, not to do would have been preferable. Seriously, these tattoos are terrible! (And we’ve seen some pretty bad tattoos.) Frankly, we’re surprised these people someone didn’t wind up letting their tattoos get infected and ruined. It

Artist Spotlight – Elliott Wells

Elliott Wells grew up around a myriad of tattoo enthusiasts and fell in love with all things tattoo-oriented over the years before becoming an apprentice. He worked his ass off for years, doing everything from toilet cleaning to lunch runs as he learned his craft before becoming the full-fledged artist

Artist Spotlight – Roman Melnikov

Roman Melnikov is a Russian tattoo artist based in Moscow who’s most well-known for his unique, smoky blackwork tattoos. Take a lot at the gallery below and you’ll see prime examples of what we mean. That being said, he’s no stranger to more traditional tattoo designs and styles either, but not