Tattoos are a DIY craft you shouldn’t try

We�re all for trying out that new thing you saw on Pinterest the other day. Whether it�s a new cookie recipe, hand-stitched pillows for your new home, or your own bracelet design � but there is one thing that clearly shouldn�t be on this list: a tattoo.

A recent disturbing trend at a Tempe tattoo shop is correcting botched and ugly do-it-yourself ink designs. ‘Mark Walters, who owns Living Canvas, says more people have started coming into his shop to cover up these little mistakes, know as stick-and-poke tattoos.

This should be your tattoo mantra.

The method behind this most recent madness involves using a safety pin or other unsanitary needle and dipping it into any available ink, then pressing it into the skin until it makes the desired mark.

There�s even �hand-poke parties� now, where the guests pass around needles and tattoo themselves or others. If this sounds unsanitary, painful and downright sketchy, that�s because it is. Shockingly, this is a big trend among the younger crowd trying to save money.

No, you are not professionally trained in bracelet-making and you can do that just fine, but that doesn�t risk your health or your skin. Leave it to removal experts like us at Delete to erase your amateur mistakes!


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