It’d be super-cool if you guys wouldn’t be cruel when you reblog posts. You’re entitled to an opinion and you don’t have to like everything, but maybe try to remember that the tattoo you’re reblogging belongs to a person who loved it enough to show it off, is stuck with it forever, and who will read what you write. If you’re going to single individuals out for criticism, a little empathy won’t hurt.
And, if you’re submitting a tattoo, you should know there will be people who won’t like it, regardless of what it looks like. That’s just how life is, and, on the Internet, there will be people who’ll be a jerk about it. You don’t have to let them have any effect on you. Ignore it. But, if you’re the type of person with an ego that can’t handle anything but praise, please, don’t submit. Your feelings will get hurt and you’ll want the post removed, and that’s a waste of my time.
Thanks for your time.
this is hilarious
It’d be super-cool if people didn’t get shitty tattoos
Having a tattoo you don’t think is good doesn’t make someone deserving of abuse.
I post a fair amount of tattoos here that I wouldn’t classify as technically good or that I don’t personally like. Technical and artistic excellence aren’t necessarily the end goal in contrast with expression, self-healing, memorializing, etc. Criticism about that is often valid (and I’m not above it), but there’s a BIG difference between saying, “I don’t like this” / “this isn’t a technically good tattoo for X reasons” and saying “Lol. Look at this idiot. He should kill himself. Hope he never procreates.”
The latter is abusive. It’s cruel. And if that’s not a distinction that’s readily apparent and important to you, you either don’t know enough about tattooing to be running your mouth or you’re not a very good person. And that’s your prerogative, but I’d much rather hang with people who have “shitty tattoos” than people who have shitty personalities.