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Why Fawcett Tattoos Just Says NO!

After years of explaining the complexity of Ink in the Skin many people still get upset when we say NO! They even go to the extent of Slandering Our Name to potential clients because they took it personally and didn't "get what they wanted". I am here to put this to an end and nip it in the bud before the consult!

There are a lot of things to consider when getting tattooed. The most important of which is Design, Size and Placement. In this blog post I will focus on Size & Placement. We offer our Professional Suggestions and Opinions backed with Years of Experience in the Tattoo Industry. We try our hardest to be polite and genteel when we say, "No". However we still get potential clients that are upset and offended when we say, "No". I will try my hardest to explain why we say no and why we are saving you a life time of Ridicule from strangers!

Size Matters! It is true Size does matter when it comes to Font and Script Tattoos.


We No longer take Consults for Small Font Tattoos, if you want one, we will turn you away so please don't Bait us with a Sleeve Project! The photo of Fresh vs. Healed below gives a great example of what a Small Font Tattoo will look like when healed and it will only take a year before it looks like the one on the right. It doesn't matter how good your tattoo artist is, it is still Ink in Living Moving Skin. Just because it looks good on paper doesn't mean that it will look good on the skin.

The Truth is, If we say No. . . We have a Darn Good Reason for it, we are not trying to be mean or pushy. We take into account our own personal experiences and the experiences of other tattooer and clients.

"If we say NO. . .We have a Darn Good Reason."

When it comes to tattoos, the customer is not always right, the tattooer knows what they are talking about. Most of the time websites like Pintrest only show Half of what the tattoo looks like. . . The Fresh Half. Many try to use the example of Rhianna's Shhh... Tattoo to defend why they should be able to get one and Why you must be a bad artist if you don't do it, they often blame the artist if the tattoo fades. They rarely see that Rhianna has paid for touch up, after touch up, after touch up to make that small font tattoo on the finger look good. . . .and I use the word "good" loosely.

In the first pic of Rhianna you can see her tattoo is clean and dark, and in the second photo the letters are much thicker, and darker; this is because she's had to have it touched up at least twice, maybe more times. Maybe not a bad tattoo, but definitely a bad placement.

The placement of the tattoo is very important. A bad placement of a tattoo can mean an undesired end result and a ton of extra cash.

"The Placement of the Tattoo is Very Important!"

The Fact is, Sides of hands, Palms, Bottoms of feet, sides of feet, under side and sides of fingers will ALWAYS heal rough. Most artist know this and if they choose to tattoo these places, most will not offer Free Touch Ups. Be prepared to Pay Full Price for your Touch Ups!

"Be prepared to Pay Full Price for your Touch Ups!"

It may take 3-5 touch up session to get the ink Fully in there and most people don't want to pay upwards of $600 for a "Small Tattoo".

Just because you saw it on the internet doesn't mean it stayed like that. The Truth is that Tattoos in these areas will MOST DEFIANTLY need several Touch Ups for the duration of your life time. . . it doesn't matter how good your artist is or isn't. It is the nature of the skin in that area.

This photo shows Fresh, Healed, Fresh Touch up! Photo complements of BME.

The skin in these areas regenerates almost 10X faster than the rest of the body. The skin that is on the palm and the bottom of the fingers is very temporary, it will fade quickly, and almost be gone in only a couple months. Because of the fading in high risk areas, the tattoo will require regular and ongoing Touch Ups. From my own personal experience tattooing these areas on myself durning my apprenticeship, it can take up to 6 months for the tattoo to heal! The tattoo during this time is constantly shedding like a sun burn and every layer that comes off sadly takes a layer of ink with it. It can be really depressing having gone though the Intense Pain to get these areas tattooed only to see it all fade away! This can be a very expensive and painful process for the client and can possibly reflect poorly on the artist. Many tattooers in the industry will not do fingers and palms because of these reasons.

The photos above are Examples of Tattoos in high risk areas!

The size and placement is often the only reason why we say, "No". Please do not take it personally, We love what we do and it is who we are, we want to continue a career with a good reputation and by reading this you too are helping give us a good name!

Thanks for reading our Blog. We believe the best way to make a good decision is to be well informed!

I hope you find it helpful when planning your next Tattoo!

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