As the days go by sense we have started this blog we have had more and more people telling us that this should have been done a long time ago and that they are happy at the direction it is going.  On the other hand we seem to be making some people mad.  Those are the people who have made it onto the blog walls.  As we have said before some of these people might be great at life, just not at tattooing.  Others seem to not be great at either.

We have said in the past that if you make it onto this blog and you take this as advice and choose to better yourself or quit we will take you off.  It seems as though some cannot read or they would know this.

When you decide that you are going to start sending the hate mail you might want to take this same advice.  If your writing skills are worse than your tattoos it makes us wonder how you have gotten this far in life.

Our purpose hasn’t been to wreck peoples life or point out a select few people who we personally dislike.  This is about tattooing.  It is something that you are putting on someone that will be there the rest of their life.  We understand that there is laser removal or cover-ups, but who wants to go through that when they can just get something that is good the first time.

It is funny how so many people who have made it to this site would probably never have been seen if they or one of their friends had not asked to be friends with our facebook page.  You might want to look at who you are asking to be friends.  It is not our fault that you brought attention to your work by doing so.

We have decided to go ahead and explore our last hate mail experience and explain to you why.  We suggest you take this to heart and use it to better yourself.

First we will start with the photo that started it all.

Shortly after posting this photo it begins.  We wrote nothing about it.  Just a simple picture post.

We were then asked on facebook by girlfriend why we had posted this picture.  We simply said “the blog explains everything”.

Then we were done posting so we signed out and that was the last of it from us.  When we returned later we just had an inbox message from girlfriend saying “your a coward, and i’ll ruin you.”

Again we repeat again and again if you decide to better yourself we will take you off of here.  Which we are guessing that this blog was never actually read or they would have known this.  So we get onto the blog to check our comments and we have received not only from the girlfriend but from the person that did this tattoo.  This is the point where we will go over what they said and answer their questions and tell them why they were posted on this page to begin with.

“First of all my name is Andrew Bell not Andrew Bell 3. Second of all that tattoo was done in Stanberry Mo. thats about 2 hours noth of K.C. if your not smart enough to figure out a map. Third it is a good tattoo for what I had to work with because when someone brings you a print and tells you they want it the same as the pic and you try your best to do so even after telling them that its not going to come out looking the same well you get what you get. I have been a tattoo artist for about 7 years now and I am going through an apprenticeship trying to become a better artist someone that K.C. could be proud of but it makes it difficult when idiots like you post my tattoo work on here trying to ruin my name before I even have a chance here. If you are going to post my tattoos at least know where they come from and put an explination to why there bad. My work speaks for itself and always has. If anyone wants to see my work my name is Andrew Bell on facebook. I dont have anything to hide no one is great when they start tattooing it take time and someone to teach you what they know. But I will tell you who ever runs this site is a coward on facebook and on here. You go by a fake name on facebook posing to be peoples friends to get there art work and ruin there name. You dont post the good work people do. Why is that? (John Smith) (Facebook)”

We will start with your “first”.  The reason the photo said Andrew Bell 3 was because we had a plethora or your photos and each had a number so we would know which was which.  So it seems you got lucky cause we only posted one photo.

“Second”  Why does it matter if a tattoo was done in a different city?  You work in the KC area.  This is still a representation of your work.

“third”  Any good tattooist who cares about their work and what the work represents will not make up an excuse by saying “it is a good tattoo for what I had to work with because when someone brings you a print and tells you they want it the same as the pic and you try your best to do so even after telling them that its not going to come out looking the same well you get what you get.”

Again we repeat ourselves.  If you take to heart what we are saying here and decide to better yourself by either quitting or actually getting a good apprenticeship we will take you down.  If you would have read this before you started going off about how good your work is your picture would have been taken down and we would never have had to even talk about this now would we.

We also don’t really understand you saying that you have been tattooing for 7 years but then you go on to say that no one is good when the first start.

You then go on to talk about how we should say why it is bad.  We are going to give you an example of good praying hands and let you study the difference between yours and those done by a good tattooist.

We just did a simple google search and these came right up.  They were done by Chris Garver.  We know that he has been tattooing much longer than you, but we are hoping that you can see the difference between what praying hands should look like and what yours look like.  If you can not see a difference between the two then you should probably not be tattooing.  We suggest that you start off by taking some art classes at one of the many colleges around.  Most of them have wonderful art programs and would really help out if you are actually serious about making this a career.

Now to the last of your rant.  “ But I will tell you who ever runs this site is a coward on facebook and on here. You go by a fake name on facebook posing to be peoples friends to get there art work and ruin there name. You dont post the good work people do. Why is that? (John Smith) (Facebook)”    Again if you would have read what we stand for then you would have seen that in no way do we promote anyone.  This is not to be about any of the writers on here or any local good tattooers.  It is about teaching the consumer to do research before they go out and get a bad tattoo.  So you can go on and on about how we are “cowards” because we will not say who we are.  This is not a promotion site.  This is a teaching site.  This is called KC Worst Tattoos not KC Best Tattoos. As far as us posing as a fake person as “john smith” if people would look at who they are asking to be friends they would have seen what it says on the facebook page.

We suggest that you take this as a lesson.  You just received a free critique.  We were nice about it and we didn’t totally bash and tear you or the tattoo you did apart.  If you were not an apprentice we would have.  We suggest that you be smart when you start running your mouth.  Greater Kansas City has alot of shops, but if you want to be taken seriously by the ones that are good you might want to think before you talk.  The only way anyone is going to take you serious is if you stop trying to talk big and start concentrating on your art work.

 

kcwt staff

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