An Open Letter To Tattoo Shop Owners: Don’t Be Hypocrites

“The old way of learning how to tat or pierce was that you would go under the wing (more like armpit if you ask me) of a shop artist who would teach you how to do it. What you mostly learned was how to clean up, take out trash, dispose of bloody needles and towels, etc. etc. If you were lucky, after about 6 months of this slave labor…”