How Far is Too Far?

I don’t know how many of you guys have seen this already, but there’s a photo doing the rounds online of a girl’s new tattoo on her face. The girl, whose name is Lesya, has a new tattoo of her boyfriend’s name- on her face! All over it! Have a look:

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Word on the street is that this is a tattoo which says ‘Rouslan’, which is her boyfriend’s name. Funnily enough, Rouslan did the tattoo, too! It’s been a bit of a topic of conversation for a few reasons. Obviously, people are shocked that it’s on her face, or because it’s her boyfriend’s name, or whatever. Everyone’s found some problem with it.

While I don’t really dig hating on other people’s tattoo choices, you can’t help but wonder when it’s too much, though. It wasn’t that long ago that most tattooers wouldn’t ever do this to a customer unless they knew them, and knew they could handle it. Now, it isn’t really seen as a huge deal to some people. Why is that?

Should tattooers be responsible for this type of tattoo, or should it be a case where if you’re old enough for a tattoo, you’re old enough to make your own choices? Personally, I think there has to be some degree of responsibility on both sides. I know plenty of tattooers who will tell their potential customers what works and what doesn’t, even if it means they’ll end up walking out without a tattoo. We need more tattooers like this, I think!

Really, I don’t want to say too much today because I’m really interested in your thoughts. What do you think of this whole thing, and other tattoos like it? What is ‘too far’? Hit me up in the comments section below.

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3 Responses to “How Far is Too Far?”
  1. Andrew says:

    Well that’s going to make an impression,
    for sure. If someone is well informed about
    the process, and any contra indications, and negative results (mental, social or/and physical), then it’s a personal choice.
    Some of the skills in the tattoo artists locker are common sence, training, experience and hopefully honesty.
    To this end, they take charge of their destiny
    and that of their customers, with limited results, admittedly,but you get my drift.
    A good client should respect their chosen artist and heed their words.
    There is no doubt if you want something done, then you will find a way. In tattooing, like other industries, there are many levels of skill and professionalism.
    We all look to protect our right to free choice
    and the persuit of personal style in music, clothes and art to name but a few.
    So when it comes to the “will you do this for me?” question.
    The artist looks into himself/herself, runs the checklist through their head, and will know if its right to respect the person before them, and say, yey or ney.
    I hope she loves it (and always will), and her man, and takes whatever others say without insult or injury.
    As for her work or perspective employment opportunities, lets hope an open mind is ever forming for all our futures.

  2. writingthebody says:

    Maybe another way of seeing it is as commitment? She has made a decision – and one of the things I love about people who are brave, maybe madly brave, like this is that they exceed me in almost every way. I love this kind of statement – it is so out there that with no way back, it says, this is me, and that is it! So, I guess it is not too much for her – so long as she can continue to live it. It is very beautiful too.

  3. rolf says:

    if it was her free will to do so i see no problem.

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