A tattoo artist is an artist like any other in many ways. It takes years and years to cultivate talent and technique. However, unlike other artists, their canvas is skin, and their customers expect perfection. When you're going under the gun, you don't just want the artist to be good, you want them to make absolutely zero mistakes.
That's fair, but it's also a tall order. Artists are human, and, as much as most people don't want to hear this, mistakes are going to be made in every line of employment.
Inked Magazine knows this, and it asked a handful of tattoo artists to talk about the inevitability of errors. It also asked the artists to share a bit about the worst mistakes they've made.