Tattoo Artists and Body Piercers of reddit, what is the most uncomfortable job you have had to do? (NSFW)

  1. I’ve been piercing for about six years now. I will generalize when I say the most uncomfortable position (as a hetero female) is when women clamp their legs around your head/upper body just as you’ve penetrated the hood. It is a knee jerk reaction but not a good position, I generally use my elbows to keep their legs spread. I’ve seen so many disgusting vaginas; the back to front wipers, currently on their period girls, and once I saw fresh cum inside of a woman. It was my, or their I suppose, luck that their significant other was standing behind me watching in said situations. I made a habit of putting a couple drops of lavender oil in my mask to avoid odors. It has never made sense to me that people clean their noses out before a nostril piercing but don’t consider checking their lady bits before a genital piercing.

  2. Finger goes in Cheeto bag, finger goes in mouth, finger grabs navel piercing. “Why is it infected?”

  3. My boyfriend is a tattoo artist and owns his own shop. He once did a tattoo on an uncircumcised gentleman of a rabbit right on the head of his penis, and a top hat on the foreskin… so he would have a rabbit coming out of a hat… He’s also done Where’s Waldo’s head on the head of a penis, and tattooed a teabag (like a tetley teabag) on someone’s scrotum… The stories he tells me are phenomenal and I don’t know how he does it.

  4. Someone I used to know pierced his own sisters clit. He said later that he regretted it

  5. I was getting a tattoo, and this big homeless looking guy walks in. He looks at me, my artist, and takes his shirt off. He turns around and shows us the dragon tattoo that is half complete on his back. He then looks at my artist and says “Can you make that into, like, a fire truck or something?” My artist just exhales deeply, as I can guess this guy does this a lot or something, and says “Give me a few minutes to finish this up.”

  6. When I was in my 20’s I was a body piercer and I managed the shop I worked at. A rather large woman requested a horizontal hood piercing. This is not uncommon. What was uncommon was her anatomy was very small, I could barley find her lady parts. So her clitoris was very small and her thighs were very large. She was also very nervous and kept clamping her thighs together. I tried helping her breath and relax. This did not help. Finally threatened her that if she didn’t stop clamping her thighs together she would have a needle in her thigh and a crooked piercing. She somewhat cooperated and I finally got her piercing finished. One of my worst ever experiences in a woman’s crotch!

  7. I used to assist in piercings and suspensions at a shop my friend owned. A guy comes in for a guiche piercing. He is in a suit and tie. Not out of the ordinary. At that shop there was ton of under the suit piercing and tattoo people that came in. So for the guiche you have to get on your elbows and knees and more or less “present”. He takes off his clothes and is wearing bondage clamps on his nipples. still not that odd. He gets into position and I go to clean and sterilize the are while the piercer is setting up all the hardware. It may seem obvious to everyone reading this as it was to me, but our customer hadn’t thought to remove his massive butt-plug during undressing. Starting to be odd as I have never knowingly had anyone gettting/wanting to get pierced while wearing a butt-plug. He removes it. I get him cleaned. The piercer clamps him and he squeaks, we exchange a little question glance, needle goes, different squeak, jewelry goes in and he moans. He gets up off the table, butt-plug right back in, and goes about getting dressed. I go to prep the table and he has came ALL OVER the table. Peter North status. KAAAAaaaaaa-BOOOOOOOM. He gets dressed, pays well and tips well, and goes out the door. He came back every year to have it stretched and did the same thing except he remembered to take the butt-plug out during his undressing on subsequent visits.

  8. My aunt used to run a tattoo shop up until three years ago because it was in a bad location and she got a good enough offer of sale. My favorite story of hers was that someone came in on St. Paddys day and wanted a tattoo of a shamrock around their asshole. She refused at first but then the person offered her $2,000 and since the person was almost entirely sober she did it. After hearing this story I remembered that my cousins birthday is March 25th and she got a really nice laptop for it about 6 years back. I’m pretty sure her computer had been bought with butthole money.

    Edit: Paddy not Patty

    Edit 2: Apperently there was enough luck in that anal shamrock for me to receive gold. Thank you.

  9. I had to tattoo very early in my tattoo career, Snoopy’s Dog house around an older woman’s vagina.. When I asked why she said ” so when my husband pisses me off I can send him to the dog house!!” Fun times.

  10. I’m a tattoo artist and a piercer. There are several uncomfortable things in the job. I think one of the worst things is dealing with people coming into the shop messed up. One time we had a guy who was totally drunk and was messing with the liquor store next door and got pepper sprayed in the face and came stumbling in the shop knocking stuff over. One time I had a girl come in totally messed up and carrying around an old tube TV crying super hard saying she needed a place to stay.

    The worst one that comes to mind is this girl cane in to get her hair cut. We let her know it was a tattoo shop. She said okay so this is how I want my hair can you dye it too. Again, this is a tattoo shop. She said okay can I use the restroom. My coworker said screw it let her use it and get her out of here. So, she uses the bathroom walks out and when I check there’s tons of hair on the ground and she starts acting super crazy knocking stuff over and being irate and my coworker calls the cops. The cops come and thanked us because she escaped a mental institution in Oakland which is five and a half hours away from us.

  11. Been piercing for nearly 10 yrs. Now. One time I had a rather elderly gentleman come in. He was in his 70’s. Wore a pink 3 button Polo shirt. Kakhi shorts and golf shoes. He was in need of a jewlery change out. As his old jewelry was old and tarnishing. He had his Prince Albert stretched to a diameter of 9/16th of an inch. And it had essentially caused the urethral lining to pucker out of his piercing and pissing holes. Quick change out and clean up, and he was on his way out the door. as he was leaving he asked for my name as he put his hand out for a shake. I told him my name and he replies, “nice to meet you, I’m Dick”
    At this point I lost it and started to laugh so hard I cried. He realized his folly and laughed with me. I’ll never forget that.

  12. At a shop in Los Angeles years ago getting some work done, asked the same question to the piercing lady. She said a guy comes in regularly, full business attire, three piece suite, briefcase, oxfords, a real Patrick Bateman type. The first time in he wants to get his dick pierced. So he goes to disrobe and from his waist to his mid thigh he is covered in Disney tattoos. Like covered. Donald Duck, Micky mouse, Pluto, the whole gang. He also already has a dick piercing, actually he has close to a dozen. After his initial visit he came in every few months to add a dick ring or disney character. She said he was the weirdest client she’s ever had.

  13. Not a tattoo artist or piercer myself, but I remember the piercer being extremely annoyed that day.
    Why, you ask?
    A guy was in there 3 days earlier to get his member pierced. He came back 3 days later, when I was there to get a tattoo, to come back and complain because he thought it was infected.
    As soon as the piercer said “why do you think its infected” I saw in her face that she regretted ever asking.
    The guy got the piercing, and then proceeded to do his girlfriend up her “Hershey Highway” the next day.
    She spent the next half an hour nearly screaming from the stupidity of the guys actions, even after the told him to NOT have sex or anything of the sort.
    He wasn’t the brightest bulb in the box.

  14. I used to be a mall piercer. Lets just say, if you want to get a decent piercing, please go to an actual shop, not a fucking mall kiosk. They are cleaner and have better tools than a damn gun with an earring in it. I had absolutely no training save for a 45 minute video and having to pierce 5 of my friends.

    The most uncomfortable I’ve felt is when parents would bring in their 2-3 month baby girls to be pierced. I refused to do them and nearly got fired over it.

    Edit:

    I did not expect this to blow up like this did. I just want to make a few points:

    If you had your ears pierced as a baby at a mall and they are perfectly fine, I’m genuinely happy for you! I’ve personally just seen so many babies with messed up ears due to growth, keloids and other unhappy things to be comfortable with it. Plus, in my opinion, piercing a small baby is stressful and if I’m not calm, I couldn’t be comfortable putting an earring gun to your child.

    I believe that a child should be old enough to make the decision themselves because earrings need to be properly cleaned and taken care of. An older child would be able to take more care if their ears than a toddler who would be touching them often.

    If you want to pierce your Childs ears, that is your choice, as long as you’re careful to keep everything happy and clean, the risk of infection is lowered.

    I do stand by my opinion that if you want a good piercing, doctors offices/parlors/tattoo and piercing shops are the way to go. It’s typically more sterile and they really know what they are doing, as Opposed to my 45 minute training video on a tiny black and white TV in the back of the store.

  15. I asked my artist about this and he told me a great story about this good looking blonde woman, maybe early 30s wearing a nice suit. She came in with a picture of a dog and wanted a memorial portrait tattoo of it and set an appointment for the next week.

    First thing he thought was weird was that the picture of the dog looked like just some random dog picture that she found in a magazine or something. Then she shows up and informs him that she wants the tattoo on the inside of her buttcheek, like right next to her asshole. Not one to turn down an interesting story he says let’s do it.

    So she strips down and spreads out and he starts. As if most of it isn’t weird enough at this point he notices that she almost seems to be getting off to it. Her squirming seemed normal at first because people do because it hurts, especially considering the location, but when she started moaning he knew something was up. He said the tattoo took about twice as long as something that size should have because he was having trouble with not laughing and also had to wipe the area constantly because it was “hella moist”