Having now found that lady’s tattoo in the submissions, I can tell you that it truly isn’t an awful tattoo. It’s as decent quality as an outline of puzzle pieces can be.
The reason it was rejected is because it didn’t follow the guidelines about photo quality. Even if I’m as lenient as could possible be, I still can’t accept a photo that looks like it was taken on an Etch-a-Sketch.
Then it must be really bad, because I’ve seen some utter shit that you’ve posted.
Not to your liking? That’s such bull****. If you don’t like it, then don’t post it to your PERSONAL blog. This is a public tattoo blog - have some more respect.
Here’s the thing, y’all:
My standards for this blog are not high. If I only posted what I truly like—what I personally appreciate aesthetically and conceptually—there would be maybe 10 posts a week rather than 50+ per day. I’m beyond fair. I get thousands of submissions each week; I fill up the queue as much as Tumblr allows—if it’s decent and follows the rules, it generally gets posted.
Saying it was potentially “not to my liking” was my way of trying to being kind. I know not being posted sucks; no one enjoys rejection. But, do you guys know what sucks more? Being harassed by FYT’s followers for having a tattoo they don’t like. I’m serious.
Truth is, I post what I think my followers will like. I pretty much only deny submissions that I know, without a doubt, are going to cause a significant percentage of you guys to complain about and insult it so much that the person who submitted it ends up having a bad experience. I can’t tell you how many times people have ended up demanding their post be removed and/or deleting their blog because they feel so negatively about their tattoo and the submission experience. And I’m the one who has to apologize for that and feel bad about it. So, when I’m fairly sure that’s going to be the experience, I don’t post that tattoo. But actually telling that submitter their tattoo would likely make them a target for cruelty seems unnecessarily harsh, so I take the blame—it’s not to my liking. Not posting some things is, basically, an act of freakin’ mercy.
Look at the comments on that one reply post! You guys are literally NEVER happy. I love and appreciate you guys a whole lot—don’t get me wrong; my life would be infinitely worse without you and this blog—but you aren’t always the nicest, easiest to please bunch of people. (And I know that doesn’t apply to everyone, but rather to a small, very vocal percentage). If I post every tattoo that comes in, people complain that the tattoos posted suck. Submitters get bombarded with hate mail. If I post only the best of the best, people complain that not every tattoo gets posted and send me hate mail. If I post a fair balance between the two, people complain about both.
There is literally nothing I can do to make every follower happy. I invest hours in this blog every single week—and have for FIVE years—trying to insure there’s a constant stream of new tattoos to look at that my followers will enjoy. And I love running this blog and everything that comes from it, but I do it to feedback that’s almost solely complaints, insults, and criticism. I can’t win, so I do my best. If that isn’t good enough for you, don’t read the blog. Unfollow it. Because I don’t owe you any more than than that, and I have submissions to sort through.
Ok, I’m shutting up. BACK TO THE TATTOO POSTS.
i have submitted my tattoo like 6 times (its safe for work!) and I just wondered do you lose submissions?
Sometimes our form does eat submissions, but, if you’ve submitted six times, that’s probably not what’s happened. Either you broke one of the other guidelines or your tattoo is not to my liking.