These tattoos weren't their masterpieces
Even though older generations don’t approve, tattoos are becoming very normal now. It’s believed that about 30% of Americans have at least one tattoo, so business owners aren’t as likely to judge a candidate based on their tattoos, within reason.
Not everyone gets well-placed tattoos that can be covered up with clothing or jewelry when needed. Ask any tattoo artist in the industry the term for a neck or face tattoo, and they’ll probably say it’s a “jobstopper.”
These tattoo artists knew that these pieces of art were not a good decision when they were making them, yet… here we are.
My Brother’s Birthday
I met a guy once that had a date of birth tattooed to the back of his neck, in plain view. He told me it was his brother’s date of birth. At that point I expected the story to spin into a very heart felt sob about a deceased family member.
No… this chap couldn’t decide what ink to get. He took so long that the artist suggested his date of birth, and he agreed. However, he remembered just as he was asked what his date of birth was that he was not the legal age to get a tattoo at the time. So in a panic he gave his brothers date of birth. Well I nearly hit the floor laughing when he told me. (Pseudo_Juice)
I’m a police officer in the U.K. One of my colleagues was booking a young office worker into custody for some low-level drunken shenanigans. Nothing too serious.
Custody sergeant asks “Do you have any tattoos?” and the lad sheepishly admits that yes, he has a small star on his bottom and the word “p*rnstar.”
Everyone goes quiet to listen in and the sergeant lifts his eyebrow for an explanation.
“Yeah, I was in Ibiza with my mates and we all got it done,” explains the blushing reprobate, “It was funny at the time.” “To be honest mate,” replies the officer presenting him, “It’s funny right now.” (Patnet)
It doesn’t work
Guy wanted a barcode. Artist told him it wouldn’t actually work and that it’d be decorative only. Guy says okay. After it’s done guy pulls out his cell phone and tries to scan it. It doesn’t work. Guy is angry. (12CansOfDrPepper)