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10 Reasons the Tattoo Community Doesn’t Respect Tattoo Reality TV Shows

Dawn Cooke has summed it up perfectly in her recent article for the Huffington Post on the 10 Reasons the Tattoo Community Doesn’t Respect Tattoo Reality TV Shows

#1. These shows and people who make them are missing the point altogether. Tattooing is counter culture not consumer culture. It’s theorized that all counter culture eventually becomes consumer culture. But tattoos aren’t like dollar store trinkets that you throw away in a year, made in some Chinese factory. Tattoos are permanent and what makes a tattoo good is it’s longevity as the skin is aging.

Read the other 9 reasons on the full article

 

The “reality” is that it takes immense dedication, fortitude, time and money to be a tattoo artist or a serious tattoo collector. Most of this is lost in the flashy bullshit you see on these shows. How about a no bullshit TV show?

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What surprises us it that with the plethora of terrible reality tv shows now available Dawn was able to stop at just 10 reasons why the tattoo community can’t abide these portrayals of our industry. Just to pick one example – if it really is “Bad Ink” then I for one don’t want to see it!