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rip off


So earlier this week, a friend brought this to my attention. My photo, the original, on the left side, and the horrible attempt to replicate it on the right. Not only did this kid ( straight copy one tattoo, he got both.... Straight ripped off 2 different tattoos from 1 photo which I made on a good friend.


Its not a secret that images, flash, and photos are used as reference, but if youre looking to collect tattoos, dont be a fucking idiot and ask for the exact thing you found online. Let your balls drop and attempt to be a fucking individual. This wasnt ment to be flash. The internet is the best and worst thing to happen to tattooing.


I see work by friends and colleagues being horribly ripped off left and right. Personally, most of my clientle comes from people finding me online. Which is why i post my works online, simply for promotion and networking.


There's an understanding that art is always borrowed, but it should never be counterfeited.


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Uploaded on December 1, 2010