They say that diamonds are forever, but so are tattoos. Usually, these pieces of art sit beautifully on the skin and are admired for generations. Despite their beauty and craftsmanship, people with tattoos often find themselves being asked questions along the line of “you know that's forever, right?"
Well, it turns out there are some things tattoo artists will refuse - and the list might shock you.
Tattoos are becoming more and more commonplace.
It seems basically everyone has some ink these days.
The possibilities are endless!
You can immortalize anything on your body these days.
But it turns out, there are some limits ...
And they might surprise you.
A Reddit thread has gone viral this week ...
And it contains a conclusive list of all the requests tattoo artists have turned down.
Because we've all seen some pretty awful tatts over the years.
And we're wondering why the tattoo artist didn't turn down these awful inkings ...
Batman Villains Copycat
It's Supposed To Be A Galaxy
Lions On A Cross
Portrait of Mom
But these tattoo artists have their limits.
Reddit asked tattoo artists what they would refuse to do.
And let's just say...
They had some truly shocking answers.
Some claimed they refuse any "crude" designs.
"I really don't need that dude telling people that that's my work."
But there's one request that many agreed they'd never do.
"Girlfriend's and boyfriend's names."
Though that wasn't the only one...
"Even husband's and wive's names are kind of a bad idea as it's not unusual for the relationship to go south after getting the tattoo."
"Currently with a tattoo artist, and yes, couple's names are on the never, not doing it list."
Another had a sneaky plan.
"My guys don't flat out tell people 'no' they usually give a crazy outlandish price and that turns people off."
"And when a friend of ours wanted a girl's name on him and wouldn't take no for an answer, we did the name in red and orange so it was more likely to fade, and easier to cover."
"Some will get offended and assume I owe them a service, and tell me I'm just a s*** tattoo artist, but most the time they understand the reasonings and end up getting something else that day thankfully."
And there was one other tattoo that came up.
"I asked this question to the artist who did my tattoo. He said they refused to do stars in his shop."
"Apparently stars are for people who want a tattoo but don't know what they want."
So, there you have it! For more tattoo stories, scroll on...