Unknown artist copy and paste on the left.
Original tattoo by me on the right.
Please do not take my tattoos and get them tattooed. Instagram is not a free source for designs, displaying my work publicly is not an invitation to take it for yourself, it's a portfolio of my work, it's my way of directly reaching and interacting with my clients. I work hard to ensure every one of my clients gets an original one-off piece. Its sad and disheartening every time I get a notification that my work has been tattooed by another tattoo artist (who honestly should know better) or taken by some self involved idiot, it is not respectful, it is not 'showing homage', it is not the appropriate way to enjoy my work, it does not show an appreciation to me as an artist. It's just a fucking shitty thing to do, and it makes me feel devalued as an artist. Respect the time, energy and creativity I put into my work!! Ask permission, do it right so you can be proud of what you have on your body.
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