“It’s your right to share a tattoo with someone if you choose to.” ~ Tattoo Adam
At one time, having a tattoo would have been considered faux pas. In this day and age, with it becoming more and more the norm, here’s some tattoo etiquette for your dome!
Ask to see a tattoo.
It’s the person with the custom tattoo‘s right to share it with you if they choose. Even if you can see some of it, it’s inappropriate to grab the person, turn their arm or other body part at your discretion, lift up their clothing, etc. In fact, if you think about it, it’s sexual harassment if you touch another person without their consent and it’s certainly awkward to remove someone’s clothing unless they give their consent.
It’s really strange that people do this because what makes people just think they can go up to a person they don’t know or don’t know well and grab them. In some places, people get maced. In others, they cane people for things like spitting.
So I ask the question: why, really, why?
This writer recently experienced a number of people grabbing a newly tattooed piece that was worked on by Tattoo Adam of Oahu Tattoo Shop, 434 Tattoo. One woman went so far as to trace the design with her fingers. It’s not cool to just start touching someone you don’t really know.
Just a few thoughts there Friends. Nothing world-changing like T-Pain getting tattooed like he did at our Waikiki Tattoo studio just a year ago but something this writer felt important to share with people.
Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
Custom Tattooing LLC.
434 Ena Road