Well there are many mantras in tattooing. A lot of the younger kids will only tatt their own designs, will not fix or touch others work, or duplicate an Image. I on the other hand am the working man’s tattoo artist. A lot of the people I tattoo on are lucky to get a tattoo a year. Most of them have an image they have been carrying around for a long time and are pretty set on it. They don’t need someone to change your mind or have time to wait weeks for someone to design something. Being as I do this job to make people happy, and not stroke my own ego, I will gladly do whatever they ask. If it is to copy someone else’s work that is fine or draw a custom one.
Long story short I ripped off one of these pretentious art fag kids designs and tattooed it on someone. I did not claim that it was my design but did post it online. He asked me to remove it or get blasted and I basically refused. Most of my life I have thrived on conflict so resorted to that initially. Needless to say he got all his art fag friends to attack me.
Realizing I was probably the one being a dick I did eventually pull it down. Then messaged the guy and apologized. A good verbal haircut every once in a while is good for the soul LOL.