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

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

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

For many patrons, especially those getting their early tattoos, transacting at a tattoo shop is like drinking a heady cocktail of stigma-induced confusion and culture shock. It doesn't have to be that way. I know, I know, there's tons of crazy shit on the walls and the machines are buzzing super loud and you can smell iron in the air and the girl behind the counter looks hot and scary at the same time, but seriously... just relax. For the most part, this is like any other place of business where you purchase a service. Don't be a weirdo. Don't be a dick. You'll be fine. 

This is the second 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.

SkyBlu's Prom Dos And Don'ts

3m

SkyBlu's Prom Dos And Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

1m

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

2m

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

TATTOO TALES

TATTOO TALES

Kris Allen Answers Your Tweets About New Album & Ring Tattoos

4m

Kris Allen Answers Your Tweets About New Album & Ring Tattoos

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

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

Boi-1da Explains the Do's and Don'ts of Being a Producer

3m

Boi-1da Explains the Do's and Don'ts of Being a Producer

Success at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

2m

Success at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

Tattoo Time With Danny and Ince

2m

Tattoo Time With Danny and Ince

FOOD, BOOZE & TATTOOS

FOOD, BOOZE & TATTOOS

Game Tattoo Tour

3m

Game Tattoo Tour

Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

1m

Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

Dev: Tattoo Stories

1m

Dev: Tattoo Stories

Interviews: Dev Tattoo Stories

1m

Interviews: Dev Tattoo Stories

Cheating Champs/Tattoos & Fraps

26m

Cheating Champs/Tattoos & Fraps

August Burns Red's Do's and Don'ts of Warped Tour Mosh Pits

1m

August Burns Red's Do's and Don'ts of Warped Tour Mosh Pits

'Divergent' Star Maggie Q Explains First Tattoo, Reveals Next Tattoo

1m

'Divergent' Star Maggie Q Explains First Tattoo, Reveals Next Tattoo

Kid Ink and Brittany Furlan Get Quizzed on Zayn's Music and Tattoos: Trivial Takedown Sneak Peek

1m

Kid Ink and Brittany Furlan Get Quizzed on Zayn's Music and Tattoos: Trivial Takedown Sneak Peek

3OH!3 Tattoo Stories

3m

3OH!3 Tattoo Stories

Machine Gun Kelly On Tattoos

1m

Machine Gun Kelly On Tattoos

Interviews: Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

1m

Interviews: Rick Ross Tattoo Stories

Smoothini's Now A Tattoo Artist?

1m

Smoothini's Now A Tattoo Artist?

The Black Dahlia Murder Tell Tattoo Stories at Warped Tour 2013

3m

The Black Dahlia Murder Tell Tattoo Stories at Warped Tour 2013

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

Dropkick Murphys Put Fans' "Rose Tattoo" Photos In Their Album And Video

4m

Dropkick Murphys Put Fans' "Rose Tattoo" Photos In Their Album And Video

Salt-N-Pepa Sounds Off on Face Tattoos, Baby Hair And Twerking

3m

Salt-N-Pepa Sounds Off on Face Tattoos, Baby Hair And Twerking

Nick Cannon On His Infamous Mariah Tattoo

2m

Nick Cannon On His Infamous Mariah Tattoo

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

Kenny Gets Tattooed in Sin City

2m

Kenny Gets Tattooed in Sin City

Jordin Sparks Gives Tattoos & Loves RuPaul

3m

Jordin Sparks Gives Tattoos & Loves RuPaul

Kirko Bangz Loves His Tattoos: The Bridge

56s

Kirko Bangz Loves His Tattoos: The Bridge

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

Gucci Mane Talks Motivation & Face Tattoos

2m

Gucci Mane Talks Motivation & Face Tattoos

What's Up With Lloyd's Head Tattoo?

1m

What's Up With Lloyd's Head Tattoo?

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

3m

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

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Music MGK Tattoos Ep 414

1m

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Music MGK Tattoos Ep 414

Melanie Martinez Might Channel Rihanna for Her Next Tattoo

2m

Melanie Martinez Might Channel Rihanna for Her Next Tattoo

Ruth B. Tells The Stories Behind All Her Tattoos

1m

Ruth B. Tells The Stories Behind All Her Tattoos

Dropkick Murphys Call Fan Tattoos the Ultimate Compliment: #TBT 2012

1m

Dropkick Murphys Call Fan Tattoos the Ultimate Compliment: #TBT 2012

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Good Charlotte  Tattoo Regrets

1m

Shows: Hoppus on Music: Good Charlotte Tattoo Regrets

Fuse Presents: Linkin Park: Chester Bennington: Club Tattoo

1m

Fuse Presents: Linkin Park: Chester Bennington: Club Tattoo

Black Veil Brides Gives A Tour of Their Tattoos

2m

Black Veil Brides Gives A Tour of Their Tattoos

Never Shout Never On Trailer Park Tattoos: Bamboozle 2012

2m

Never Shout Never On Trailer Park Tattoos: Bamboozle 2012

Blackbear Takes Off His Pants To Show Off His Tattoos

1m

Blackbear Takes Off His Pants To Show Off His Tattoos

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

3m

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

The Airborne Toxic Event On Fans' Tattoos & The Wounded Warrior Project

5m

The Airborne Toxic Event On Fans' Tattoos & The Wounded Warrior Project

Shows: Fuse News: Rita Ora Opens Up About New Album, Tattoos & 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role

2m

Shows: Fuse News: Rita Ora Opens Up About New Album, Tattoos & 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role

Shows: Top 20:Flo Rida Forgets Last Tattoo, But Remembers First Kiss - Top 20 Countdown

2m

Shows: Top 20:Flo Rida Forgets Last Tattoo, But Remembers First Kiss - Top 20 Countdown

Niall Horan Gets a Butt Tattoo on "A League of Their Own" Game Show

1m

Niall Horan Gets a Butt Tattoo on "A League of Their Own" Game Show

Festivals: Voodoo: Boots Electric's Jesse Hughes Gets a Fuse Tattoo - Voodoo 2011

5m

Festivals: Voodoo: Boots Electric's Jesse Hughes Gets a Fuse Tattoo - Voodoo 2011

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

2m

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

Lil Skies Reveals His Next Tattoo, Is He Done With Face Tats?

2m

Lil Skies Reveals His Next Tattoo, Is He Done With Face Tats?

Festivals: Warped Tour 2013: Tattoo Stories with The Black Dahlia Murder

3m

Festivals: Warped Tour 2013: Tattoo Stories with The Black Dahlia Murder

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

Never Shout Never Talks Do's and Dont's at Warped Tour 2013

4m

Never Shout Never Talks Do's and Dont's at Warped Tour 2013

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: 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"

Waka Flocka On Rules For Joining BSM: The Bridge

52s

Waka Flocka On Rules For Joining BSM: The Bridge

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"

Grimes Calls 'Ocarina of Time' 'One Of The Best Games Ever'

33s

Grimes Calls 'Ocarina of Time' 'One Of The Best Games Ever'

Ty Dolla Sign Says Don't Try, Do It: Life Lessons

54s

Ty Dolla Sign Says Don't Try, Do It: Life Lessons

Picture Perfect

22m

Picture Perfect

Yellowcard "For You, and Your Denial"

3m

Yellowcard "For You, and Your Denial"

Hall and Oates Don't Care About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5m

Hall and Oates Don't Care About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yelawolf

1m

Yelawolf

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

They Said What? Electric Daisy Carnival Edition With Alison Wonderland, Don Diablo and More

1m

They Said What? Electric Daisy Carnival Edition With Alison Wonderland, Don Diablo and More

Don Henley Inducts Randy Newman Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1m

Don Henley Inducts Randy Newman Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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

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"

Interviews: Tip of your Tongue: Mumford and Sons

2m

Interviews: Tip of your Tongue: Mumford and Sons

Wale and Lio Rush Do ASMR Taco Shells and Play-Doh and Talk Walemania

5m

Wale and Lio Rush Do ASMR Taco Shells and Play-Doh and Talk Walemania

Fifth Harmony Twerk, Wobble and Do the Dougie

3m

Fifth Harmony Twerk, Wobble and Do the Dougie

Ar’mon and Trey Do ASMR with Silly Putty

6m

Ar’mon and Trey Do ASMR with Silly Putty

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

1m

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

Don Q

4m

Don Q

Don Q

20m

Don Q

Don Amero

22m

Don Amero

Trippie Redd

20m

Trippie Redd

Pain Threshold

29m

Pain Threshold

Dade County Debauchery: TS Madison

20m

Dade County Debauchery: TS Madison

Fitz and the Tantrums at Bonnaroo 2014

1m

Fitz and the Tantrums at Bonnaroo 2014

Young Dolph & Key Glock Do ASMR with Ketchup and Mustard, Talk "Dum and Dummer"

3m

Young Dolph & Key Glock Do ASMR with Ketchup and Mustard, Talk "Dum and Dummer"

Buckcherry

2m

Buckcherry

Harry Styles Goes Swimming & One Direction Get New Tats

1m

Harry Styles Goes Swimming & One Direction Get New Tats

Jason Derulo on "Marry Me" Music Video & Pitbull, 2 Chainz Collabo

3m

Jason Derulo on "Marry Me" Music Video & Pitbull, 2 Chainz Collabo

Busy Day

29m

Busy Day

Pantera's Phil Anselmo

2m

Pantera's Phil Anselmo

Porn Star Asa Akira Explores New Hobbies

3m

Porn Star Asa Akira Explores New Hobbies

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"

Travis Barker

2m

Travis Barker

Emblem3 to Justin Bieber: "You Gotta Get Your Monkey Back" at Billboard Music Awards

1m

Emblem3 to Justin Bieber: "You Gotta Get Your Monkey Back" at Billboard Music Awards

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Heart In Your Heartbreak"

3m

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Heart In Your Heartbreak"

Martavis Bryant is a Huge Jimi Hendrix Fan

1m

Martavis Bryant is a Huge Jimi Hendrix Fan

Kat Von D

22m

Kat Von D

Duran Duran On Do Overs and Camera Phones

2m

Duran Duran On Do Overs and Camera Phones

Jack And Jack Do ASMR with Friendship Bracelets

9m

Jack And Jack Do ASMR with Friendship Bracelets

Jack Johnson to Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo: "Next Time, We'll Do a Show Together"

2m

Jack Johnson to Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo: "Next Time, We'll Do a Show Together"

Alt-J at Bonnaroo: "We Pretty Much Do the Same Thing Every Night"

3m

Alt-J at Bonnaroo: "We Pretty Much Do the Same Thing Every Night"