I enjoyed watching an old show called Tattoo Nightmares. The show was based around an ink parlour that would help save people’s tattoos who had been ill-inked or the result of a poor decision. The artists on the show meet the guests, get to know their story, then come up with a design to cover up the bad ink.
I was always impressed with the way a bad tattoo could be covered up or incorporated into a new design. The results are amazing.
Some special occasions were guests who had birthmarks or surgery scars that were then incorporated into a tattoo design. These I found most enthralling. For some this was turning a catastrophic event (surgery or major injury) into something to be celebrated, with design and color. What many were ashamed of or used to hide, now became a talking point.
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