Secrets That Tattoo Artists Don't Want You To Know

Tattoo artists answer our most curious questions.


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Portrait Of Paul Booth
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Doodle kawaii cute cartoon characters. Black and white tattoo coloring
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Detail of a tattooist tattooing on a forearm during on…
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Tattoo artist who draws on a man’s back during on Italian…
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Close-Up Of Woman With Cat Tattoo On Arm Against Black Background
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Tattoo on Back of Man Holding Bar
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Thai Owner Of Mothballed Steelworks Goes Into Liquidation As Government Announces £80million Support Package
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Tattoo on Arm
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New Mexico Scenics
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A woman holds her cat on August 6, 2011
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Carlton Blues Training Session
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Kelly Tattoo
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Blue Tattoo Light Sign on a Window From a Barbershop and Tattoo Studio
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Blue Tattoo Light Sign and a QR Code that Says Scan Me on a Window
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Tattoo master making tattoo on customer’s back
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Getting Tattooed
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Tattoo artist applies colour on person back with needles
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Professional tattooist fills magnum needle with black ink
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  1. Artist need to understand that when they'll put something permanent on someone's skin they need to be tolerant and feeling resistant when it comes to their canvases. They will get judged and if someone does not like their work they will go home and sleep but the canvas will have that piece of him forever, do not be upset for your mistakes, you're getting paid hundreds even thousands of dollars for someone's tattoo. So do your work the way it is suppose to be done.

  2. Got an awesome tattoo artist, great prices for me personally while also doing the best designs i've seen! Had 4 tattoo artists prior and they were not very good compared to this guy. Got a new tattoo machine too which made a huge difference to me pain wise, only really feel on inner skin with 0 feeling when tattooing outer skin 🙂

  3. Buzzfeed is straight up trash lol. The content of this video has absolutely nothing to do with the title, other than the fact there is tattoo artists in the vid….

  4. Concussion I’ve heard 2 tattoo artist say that when tattooing the head.that concussions happen when you get your head tattooed.guess I’ll find out.

  5. I have my ribs, chest/sternum, butt, feet quite a few of the “most painful places”….. The absolute worst for me was anywhere that touches the muscles/nerves connected to my armpit. I have a full sleeve and still have yet to do my inner bicep closest to my armpit I hate it so much

  6. This is the type of stuff that make me say "I wish a mf would" fu** up my body because their mad or in their feelings when they are suppose to be a professional. Tattoo artist cry worst than the clients, notice "clients", not "canvass" like some of these weirdos say. Most of these artist sounds like little a** kids if you are an Adult. They are suppose to be professionals which separates them from the rest…so its not just about ink, its your personality, the way you carry yourself, your professionalism, etc…stop giving some of these kids y'all hard working money to f*** y'all skin up!

  7. So much fun! I met you Paul at a few shows. I’m one of Keely Tacketts canvases. I’m the freak she had that never really felt pain, it’s all therapy. Love your work by the way!

  8. Tattoo artists are so stuck up and arrogant. Bro shut up and do what I say. I’m paying you for something that is going on my body forever. Just like a haircut or make up or any other trade you can based your opinion as an artist but you have no say.