November 19, 2019
This is really something. The only ethical people left in our society appear to be tattoo artists who are collectively saying, “OK, this is going a bit too far.”
Tattoo artists have called for stricter laws on who can practise the profession because more young people continue to have permanent ink drawn onto their faces, as professionals say such placing of the tattoos could ‘affect job prospects’.
The law in the UK currently allows those who are 18 or over to have a tattoo anywhere on their body, but tattooists have now called for the age limit of inkings on the face to be raised to 21.
It comes as they say increasing numbers of young people are requesting images on their neck, face and hands, after such markings were made popular by pop stars such as Justin Bieber, Kehlani, Jesy Nelson and gang member turned model Jeremy Meeks.
Of all those names listed, I only know Justin Bieber. I feel old sometimes. I can’t even tell Nicki Minaj and Cardi B apart.
Who the heck are these other weird-looking thots and when did they get popular?
What is even going on here?
I can’t even.
But yeah, face tattoos are a big no-no. It’s sad that we even need to be having this discussion as a SOCIETY.
The only acceptable face modification is clown makeup and everyone needs to know that by now.
If you want to add some color to those cheeks, splash on that clown makeup and hit da streetz to start the revolution. Quit playin’ with that gay-ass nigga prison tat Mickey Mouse bullshit.
The British Tattoo Artist Federation (BTAF) said that face markings are known in the industry as ‘job stoppers’, as they can prevent young people from securing a job.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Lee Clements of the BTAF said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in the trend of facial tattoos.
‘I can’t go a week without a young person coming into our studio asking for a tattoo on their neck, face, or hands.’
Listen up, Kings.
Anyone who is telling you to put anything on your face that is not clown makeup or a clown mask is leading you astray and is probably Jewish.
Do not fall for their tricks.
He said that the fact that such inkings are lowering job prospects could help to secure a higher age limit on the illustrations.
‘It could carry weight to higher the age people can get facial tattoos. It is concerning for us as professionals because in the future it is going to affect job prospects’.
But, Mr Clements, who runs a studio in Barry, South Wales, said for many of the clients who come into the studio, it’s more about the tattoo being visible ‘when they take the perfect Instagram photo’.
The rise in use of social media platforms such as Instagram and the fact that influencers can now earns thousands of pounds in one post has made the perfect shot even more desirable.
I never thought I’d say this, but listen to the tattoo artists.
They are our society’s moral compass now.