I have one tattoo. It doesn’t cover the whole of my back nor is it in a place renowned for being extremely sore but it is there and I love it. From start to finish the whole thing only took around 5 minutes so you can imagine its size. But I am very proud of it and a few years on I still love it as much as I did the first day. What makes my tattoo so precious to me is that it has meaning and so each time I look down at it I smile. Add to the fact that I had it done with bamboo whilst in Thailand – so a totally different way of getting one! Lots of fond memories come flooding back. Although, my tattoo may be small but it is still situated on my wrist. Hence, I had to seriously consider getting it in that place. As a soon to be graduate I knew I would soon be readying myself for job interviews. A lot of employers although they shouldn’t, can discriminate against piercings, tattoo’s and dress sense which make up an overall impression when choosing a candidate. So I had to consider whether my little tattoo (which would always be visible) would affect the the type of job posting I wanted to apply for or indeed the job posts I would be offered.
It turns out that no one even seems to notice my tattoo and it hasn’t seemed to hold me back so far. But then some people have much more visible ink all over them. I believe that everyone feels good about their tattoo’s like I do when I look down at mine. However, some tattoos I just can’t believe people would want. Check out these scary tattoo’s (I have a feeling they may struggle to gain employment in customer facing roles)….
This guy was very angry growing up and just wanted to hurt everybody. Hence, why he went and got a menacing skull tattooed on his face (a bit strange that the tattooist did it but hey, each to their own). However, after having the tattoo’s, he now says that he gets approached more by people who think that it’s cool and want a picture which has ironically chilled him out a lot. He says he wouldn’t want to live without them which is a good job because he has no choice in the matter now!
Apparently, he is the World’s most tattooed man. To me, he just looks a strange kind of shade of green a bit like the incredible hulk of something. He has tattoos everywhere, some of the stranger places including his eyelids, inside his ears and even on his gums.
This guy decided that having an arm but no hand would maybe seem a bit weird so he thought he would turn his once arm in to a gigantic thumb instead complete with disgusting looking nail… because that doesn’t make it weird at all!
Similarly, this fella thought that scaring people with the idea of a shark attack was a better option! I find the shark nose (i.e. his arm bone) makes the tattoo come to life making it all the more creepy!
Unfortunately, this piece of artwork on the back of a mans head is not just for Halloween….it is in fact permanent. It’s alright for him though he doesn’t ever have to see it unlike us innocent passers by!
Designed and inked by award winning tattoo artist Paul Booth (famed for his tattooing of evil characters), this fellow clearly wanted something obvious. It may be award winning or whatever but It just makes me feel a bit queasy.
The Illustrated Lady – real name Julia Gnuse – has tattooed 95% of her whole body! Her tattoo’s range from jungle scenes to cartoons to her favourite actors. Although the design of each may not be a scary sight, when you see the whole of the lady herself it can be quite disturbing. However, Julia got the tattoo’s to cover her skin condition which causes her to blister badly in the sunlight.
Any we have another scary skull enthusiast! I bet he wishes his looked a little more like the first guys!
The end result may not be completely terrifying although it is sure to get you second looks in the street but the way the tattoo is delivered is truly terrifying and makes my skin crawl…how about you?
I definitely wouldn’t want to run in to this fella in a dark alley!