A MAN is reconsidering his decision to get a tattoo after noticing that the tattooist had decided not to get any herself.
Tom Logan, 41, had been wanting to get an intricate tattoo of an eagle playing a flaming drumkit ever since university, but felt the tattooist’s complete lack of unsightly ink drawings suggested there might be some drawback to the procedure.
Logan said: “Tattooists are meant to have tattoos. Not having any just looks wrong, like the Pope wearing a basketball top. That’s why he wears a cassock. It shows he’s got confidence in his product.
“When I get a tattoo I expect the tattooist to be absolutely covered in the things to overcome my misgivings. What does this one know that everyone else doesn’t?”
Tattooist Nikki Hollis said: “I’m more into this for the money than the lifestyle. Do I want Nicholas Cage’s face on my ankle, or a sleeve tattoo that just looks as if I’m going mouldy? I think I can live without that.
“My body is a temple, and you don’t scrawl graffiti on a holy building. You certainly wouldn’t paint a skeleton on a motorbike on it.”
Logan is now intending to find another tattooist, saying: “I want someone who has at least one tattoo of a creepy face that looks nothing like the person it’s supposed to be – ideally Freddie Mercury, with ‘Rest in Peace, Fredy’ above it.
“Then, when I’m getting mine done, I can think ‘Thank God it’s not as bad as that.’”