It's an art, not an exact science
My friend got a tattoo of our state, but backwards. She saw the outline in the mirror and it looked correct because she doesn’t know how mirrors work. I have no idea how anyone could possibly get that wrong, especially someone LIVING in texas. (allyouneedislovelove)
What’s a beach?
I have a friend who lives on Ton Sai beach in Thailand. He asked for “Ton Sai Beach” across his shoulder blades in fairly large/bold writing. When the artist was done he said “I didn’t know how to spell beach, so I just wrote ‘rock’ instead.” And now he is spending the rest of his life explaining to everyone what Ton Sai Rock is. (CurlyTemple)
I was getting my second tattoo at the same shop as my first but with a different artist. It was a simple, 8 bit, one up mushroom. It healed and was crooked with lines different sizes and eyes slanted. The same artist caused a lot of pain trying to fix it a month later and it still came out terrible. When I healed I went back a couple months later. A different artist said he was let go and offered, as a peer, to fix mine for free. He expanded the lines and made it symmetrical and great looking. I gave like $80 as a “tip.” Since it didnt take him long and he did not have to do that. (Po1sonator)