Tattoos Do's and Tattoos Don'ts: Booking Your Appointment

Tattoos Do's and Tattoos Don'ts: Booking Your Appointment

FUSE TV - Tattoos Do's and Tattoos Don'ts: Booking Your Appointment

As a casual student of the arts for the last 20+ years, and an avid tattoo collector for the past nine years, I prefer to think of tattooing as if it were an extension of the humanities. In many ways, tattoos (especially traditionally styled ones) retain the essence of Paleolithic cave drawings, of which the oldest known to man are presumed to be dated over 35,000 years. And while it's impossible to know exactly the finer details behind what communication purposes the cave drawings served, it's painfully clear that humans have always carried an innate need to share stories with one another about our surroundings, our rituals and ceremonies, our backgrounds, and our journeys. If I've learned anything at all along the way, it's that a narrative this old needs to be met with respect. This is the first installment in my series on Tattoos Do's and Tattoos Don'ts; or, how not to piss off the guy who's going to mark your body permanently. 

Sorry, the article you’re looking for is no longer available! Try these recommended videos.

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

1m

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

Festivals: Warped Tour: 2013:  August Burns Mosh Pit Do's and Don'ts

1m

Festivals: Warped Tour: 2013: August Burns Mosh Pit Do's and Don'ts

Interviews: Mobb Deep Teach The Do's and Don'ts of Twitter

5m

Interviews: Mobb Deep Teach The Do's and Don'ts of Twitter

Kris Allen Answers Your Tweets About New Album & Ring Tattoos

4m

Kris Allen Answers Your Tweets About New Album & Ring Tattoos

Interviews: Dev Tattoo Stories

1m

Interviews: Dev Tattoo Stories

Smoothini's Now A Tattoo Artist?

1m

Smoothini's Now A Tattoo Artist?

Interviews: Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

1m

Interviews: Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

Shows: Carson Daly: "Dragon Tattoo" Editors Discuss The Film And David Fincher

1m

Shows: Carson Daly: "Dragon Tattoo" Editors Discuss The Film And David Fincher

Interviews:Fashion, Dancing, Kissing & More: Sky Blu's Dos & Don'ts for Prom Season

3m

Interviews:Fashion, Dancing, Kissing & More: Sky Blu's Dos & Don'ts for Prom Season

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

2m

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

Shows: Top 20:  'Divergent' Star Maggie Q Explains First Tattoo, Reveals Next Tattoo

1m

Shows: Top 20: 'Divergent' Star Maggie Q Explains First Tattoo, Reveals Next Tattoo

Shows: Top 20: 3OH!3 "Tattoo Stories

3m

Shows: Top 20: 3OH!3 "Tattoo Stories

Melanie Martinez Shares The Stories Behind Her Coolest Tattoos

2m

Melanie Martinez Shares The Stories Behind Her Coolest Tattoos

Melanie Martinez Might Channel Rihanna for Her Next Tattoo

2m

Melanie Martinez Might Channel Rihanna for Her Next Tattoo

Shows: Top 20: Just How Many Tattoos Does Rita Ora Have?

2m

Shows: Top 20: Just How Many Tattoos Does Rita Ora Have?

Interviews: Folk-Punk Singer Frank Turner Had Date of Most Important Show Tattooed

3m

Interviews: Folk-Punk Singer Frank Turner Had Date of Most Important Show Tattooed

Festivals: UltraFest 2013: "It's what the now generation wants," the longtime British producer says of the rising genre that's finally infiltrated America. Plus, check his reaction to fans who tattoo his face on them

2m

Festivals: UltraFest 2013: "It's what the now generation wants," the longtime British producer says of the rising genre that's finally infiltrated America. Plus, check his reaction to fans who tattoo his face on them

Interviews: J. Cole on "Crooked Smile" ft. TLC: "Don't Get Caught Up in Your Imperfections"

1m

Interviews: J. Cole on "Crooked Smile" ft. TLC: "Don't Get Caught Up in Your Imperfections"

Interviews: Grammys:Skylar Grey Says Her Eminem-Produced Album "Will Take You on a Journey"

1m

Interviews: Grammys:Skylar Grey Says Her Eminem-Produced Album "Will Take You on a Journey"

Interviews: Murs and Fashawn Comic Book Store Interview

3m

Interviews: Murs and Fashawn Comic Book Store Interview

Interviews: Top 5: Coheed And Cambria Top 5 Comic Book Movies

4m

Interviews: Top 5: Coheed And Cambria Top 5 Comic Book Movies

Don Diablo On Finding The "Fast and Furious Vibe" For New Music Video

2m

Don Diablo On Finding The "Fast and Furious Vibe" For New Music Video

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Neon Trees Play "How Well Do You Know Your Drummer"

1m

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Neon Trees Play "How Well Do You Know Your Drummer"

Ryan Beatty: Top 5 Things To Do When Your Parents Aren't Home

2m

Ryan Beatty: Top 5 Things To Do When Your Parents Aren't Home

Picture Perfect

22m

Picture Perfect

Shows: Fuse News: Alexa and Matte do the Harlem Shake

1m

Shows: Fuse News: Alexa and Matte do the Harlem Shake

Fifth Harmony Twerk, Wobble and Do the Dougie

3m

Fifth Harmony Twerk, Wobble and Do the Dougie

Dade County Debauchery: TS Madison

20m

Dade County Debauchery: TS Madison

Don Q

20m

Don Q

Don Amero

22m

Don Amero

Interviews: Coheed and Cambria on the Story Arc of Comic Book 'Amory Wars' & New Album

4m

Interviews: Coheed and Cambria on the Story Arc of Comic Book 'Amory Wars' & New Album

Festivals: Beale Street 2013: Hey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon: Lucero Want to Play Your Shows!

3m

Festivals: Beale Street 2013: Hey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon: Lucero Want to Play Your Shows!

Shows: Fuse News: How Well Do MKTO's Malcolm and Tony Know Each Other?

2m

Shows: Fuse News: How Well Do MKTO's Malcolm and Tony Know Each Other?

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Matt and Kim Are Going to Do a Sex Tape

4m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Matt and Kim Are Going to Do a Sex Tape

Interviews: Why Do Jack White, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon All Love Blackbird Studio?

7m

Interviews: Why Do Jack White, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon All Love Blackbird Studio?

Davey Havok Reflects on AFI's Blood Album While Doing Arts and Crafts

2m

Davey Havok Reflects on AFI's Blood Album While Doing Arts and Crafts

Feat. Don Friesen

22m

Feat. Don Friesen

Martavis Bryant is a Huge Jimi Hendrix Fan

1m

Martavis Bryant is a Huge Jimi Hendrix Fan

Kat Von D

22m

Kat Von D

Festivals: Rock the Bells: MGK Doesn't Understand Fan Worship: "I'm So Lame It's Ridiculous"

1m

Festivals: Rock the Bells: MGK Doesn't Understand Fan Worship: "I'm So Lame It's Ridiculous"

What Do I Do

41m

What Do I Do

Danicelin Don Mbelo

22m

Danicelin Don Mbelo

Shows: Fuse News: Yelawolf Talks Eminem's Role in 'Love Story' Album, Explains Title

2m

Shows: Fuse News: Yelawolf Talks Eminem's Role in 'Love Story' Album, Explains Title

Shows: Fuse  News:  Cody Simpson Answers Rapid-Fire Fan Questions

2m

Shows: Fuse News: Cody Simpson Answers Rapid-Fire Fan Questions

It's Offensive, Not Artistic

24m

It's Offensive, Not Artistic

Shows:  The Fray "Love Don't Die"

3m

Shows: The Fray "Love Don't Die"

Post Malone: Sneaker Shopping

20m

Post Malone: Sneaker Shopping

Fletcher Makes Friendship Bracelets and Discusses Her New Sound

2m

Fletcher Makes Friendship Bracelets and Discusses Her New Sound

Show: Fuse News: Kid Ink: "I Just Want it All"

4m

Show: Fuse News: Kid Ink: "I Just Want it All"

Expressway to Your Skull

1h 23m

Expressway to Your Skull

Festivals: ACL:  Patterson Hood’s Top 5 Rock & Roll Books

1m

Festivals: ACL: Patterson Hood’s Top 5 Rock & Roll Books

Ed Sheeran Won’t Say Who "Don't" Is About

58s

Ed Sheeran Won’t Say Who "Don't" Is About

Trey Songz: “I Don’t Forget A Lot Of Firsts"

1m

Trey Songz: “I Don’t Forget A Lot Of Firsts"

Interviews:DevilDriver Borrowed Limp Bizkit's Human Skull for New LP Cover Art

4m

Interviews:DevilDriver Borrowed Limp Bizkit's Human Skull for New LP Cover Art

Nick Cannon: Delete Your History

20m

Nick Cannon: Delete Your History

Megan Thee Stallion

20m

Megan Thee Stallion

You Don’t Know Me: Les Twins Video Premiere

4m

You Don’t Know Me: Les Twins Video Premiere

Interviews: Don't Lie, You Want To Look Like Beyonce

7m

Interviews: Don't Lie, You Want To Look Like Beyonce

Interviews: All Time Low "Don't Panic" Album

3m

Interviews: All Time Low "Don't Panic" Album

Interviews: Chris Brown's New Social Media Strategy "Read a Book Instead"

1m

Interviews: Chris Brown's New Social Media Strategy "Read a Book Instead"

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore on New Book Project: "Writing is Just Therapeutic for Me"

3m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore on New Book Project: "Writing is Just Therapeutic for Me"

Get Your First Taste of 'Transcendent'

1m

Get Your First Taste of 'Transcendent'

Festivals: Lollapalooza 2013: New Order's Stephen Morris: "I Don't Know What EDM Is"

4m

Festivals: Lollapalooza 2013: New Order's Stephen Morris: "I Don't Know What EDM Is"

Festivals: Warped Tour: Asking Alexandria Don't Regret Being "Swallowed Up By Depression"

5m

Festivals: Warped Tour: Asking Alexandria Don't Regret Being "Swallowed Up By Depression"

Bonnaroo 2015: Aaron Bruno Of AWOLNATION: "We Don't Know Where We Fit In”

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Aaron Bruno Of AWOLNATION: "We Don't Know Where We Fit In”

Billie Eilish Talks Don't Smile at Me EP, Hopes to Work With Tyler, The Creator

3m

Billie Eilish Talks Don't Smile at Me EP, Hopes to Work With Tyler, The Creator

Shows: Fuse News: Turbogeist Interview ''Don't Buy Our Record, Come See Us Live'

2m

Shows: Fuse News: Turbogeist Interview ''Don't Buy Our Record, Come See Us Live'

Interviews: Rapper Angel Haze: "I Don't Want to Be a Rap Star—Rap Sucks"

4m

Interviews: Rapper Angel Haze: "I Don't Want to Be a Rap Star—Rap Sucks"

Diggy Simmons Explains "Do It Like You"

1m

Diggy Simmons Explains "Do It Like You"

Interviews: Would Duran Duran Do Anything Over?

2m

Interviews: Would Duran Duran Do Anything Over?

Shows: Fuse News: "Weird Al" Yankovic Explains New Venture into Children's Books

3m

Shows: Fuse News: "Weird Al" Yankovic Explains New Venture into Children's Books

K.Flay Creates a Pumpkin Mask, Discusses Inspiring Message Behind  Crush Me Book

3m

K.Flay Creates a Pumpkin Mask, Discusses Inspiring Message Behind Crush Me Book

In Your B.A.S.E.

22m

In Your B.A.S.E.

Festivals: Lollapalooza: Milo Greene's Career Tips: "Look Pretty, Don't Screw Up"

3m

Festivals: Lollapalooza: Milo Greene's Career Tips: "Look Pretty, Don't Screw Up"

Shows: Fuse News: EDM Trio Cash Cash Explain Why All Three Members Don't Always Perform in Concert

2m

Shows: Fuse News: EDM Trio Cash Cash Explain Why All Three Members Don't Always Perform in Concert

Festivals:Beale Street 2013: Daryl Hall & John Oates Don't Care About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

5m

Festivals:Beale Street 2013: Daryl Hall & John Oates Don't Care About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Interviews: Dirty South Gives Advice to Future DJs: "Just Don't Give a Sh-t"

4m

Interviews: Dirty South Gives Advice to Future DJs: "Just Don't Give a Sh-t"

Video Premiere: Real Friends' "I Don't Love You Anymore" Video is Full of Emo Animals

3m

Video Premiere: Real Friends' "I Don't Love You Anymore" Video is Full of Emo Animals

Best of Vera: Don't Mess With The Head Diva of The House

2m

Best of Vera: Don't Mess With The Head Diva of The House

Exclusive: Music Video Premiere: Diamante - Bite Your Kiss

3m

Exclusive: Music Video Premiere: Diamante - Bite Your Kiss

Bonnaroo 2015: Who's Invited To Your Hypothetical Bonnaroo Superjam?

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Who's Invited To Your Hypothetical Bonnaroo Superjam?

Flash Factory Is Your New Favorite Dance Club

2m

Flash Factory Is Your New Favorite Dance Club

Keeping Your Girls The Girls In Check: G-Thing

2m

Keeping Your Girls The Girls In Check: G-Thing

Bonnaroo 2014: Cut Copy Share 'Free Your Mind' Inspiration

2m

Bonnaroo 2014: Cut Copy Share 'Free Your Mind' Inspiration

Jason Markk Delivers Premium Care For Your Kicks

3m

Jason Markk Delivers Premium Care For Your Kicks

Hoppus On Music Make Your Mark EP 421

1m

Hoppus On Music Make Your Mark EP 421

Exclusive: Music Video Premiere: Less Than Jake - "Do The Math"

3m

Exclusive: Music Video Premiere: Less Than Jake - "Do The Math"

Interviews: Phillip Phillips' Top 5 Things To Do in Georgia

1m

Interviews: Phillip Phillips' Top 5 Things To Do in Georgia

Interviews:  What Rapper Do The Seattle Seahawks Love Most?

2m

Interviews: What Rapper Do The Seattle Seahawks Love Most?

Interviews:Megan and Liz Baggage and Fashion

5m

Interviews:Megan and Liz Baggage and Fashion

Sex and Society

24m

Sex and Society

Introducing Sugar and Toys

1m

Introducing Sugar and Toys

Shows: Top 20:  Lorde: Don't Care About the Radio, Commercialism "F-cks With You" (Web Exclusive)

49s

Shows: Top 20: Lorde: Don't Care About the Radio, Commercialism "F-cks With You" (Web Exclusive)

Divide and Conquer

44m

Divide and Conquer

Cheech and Chong

18m

Cheech and Chong

Daters and Haters

22m

Daters and Haters

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

22m

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Cuffed and Stuffed

44m

Cuffed and Stuffed

blackbear and Krewella

20m

blackbear and Krewella

Che and HSM3 Premieres

23m

Che and HSM3 Premieres