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(Facebook)   Thanks to the artists at Empire Ink in Akron, Ohio, the so-called "World's Worst Tattoo" has been crafted into a thing of beauty (link fixed)   (facebook.com ) divider line
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2013-02-22 03:56:53 AM  
5 votes:
That is one amazing piece of artistry.  Kudos to the artist who fixed it for him.

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2013-02-22 08:47:33 AM  
3 votes:
Much better!

www.rachelgoede.com
2013-02-22 03:41:12 PM  
2 votes:

IRQ12: bbcard1: I am sure I am in the minority, but I never saw the original as "worst."

Having a tattoo of what your recently deceased wife will look like when she rises from the dead to eat your brains if kind of the "worst".


Yep, it was supposed to be a tribute to his departed wife, and the mother of his children. The artist butchered it. The guy thought HE messed it up, went back, and the artist butchered it further. The artist should never have taken the job if they didn't know what they were doing, stick to the wall art stencils.

Mr. Cool Ice, like i said earlier, is NOT a bad tattoo. Its what the customer wanted, the artist did a competent job in its technical stand point. And the dude was happy and proud of the work, even after gaining loads of internet notoriety for it, maybe even more so.

Granted, the subject matter looked like something a 12year old would doodle in the margins of their homework that was the most awesome thing EVA!!1! But, its a good tattoo in spite of that.

Cat guys full body tattoo? Not a bad tattoo either, that was his thing and he made his living as a performer with that look, also snake guy. Or the great enigma. The world famous tattooed man.

Bad tats are ones that started with good intentions and turned out horribly
2013-02-22 08:15:05 AM  
2 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I have the same question but I'm disingenuously curious.


I went to art school with a lot of illustrators who also apprenticed at tattoo shops. What happened was that the tattoo practice affected their drawing more than the other way around. When they'd submit their drawings for critique in class you can see there was a more steady/delicate hand at work and a sensitivity to the medium than when they had started off that year. We weren't painters so I don't imagine it would have translated that well but the pencil/charcoal/ink drawings were spectacular.
2013-02-22 02:00:10 AM  
2 votes:
I've seen some great tattoos in my day.

Nothing that comes close to that. That is photo quality.

There are "artists" and then there are artists.
2013-02-22 12:05:33 AM  
2 votes:
Awesome transformation.  Kudos to the artist.
2013-02-23 05:47:03 AM  
1 vote:
Fark, we need new awful tattoos to post in these threads.

quicklol.com
2013-02-22 06:53:23 PM  
1 vote:
Also, linked from that page:

The best shading and depth I think I've ever seen on a tattoo

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2013-02-22 04:43:25 PM  
1 vote:

God-is-a-Taco: Carth: He did a great job. Here are some  pictures of his other work if anyone else is curious.

This man is a genius at his craft.

[www.inkarmy.com image 600x684]

I've never seen a tattoo look so realistic before.


Definitely some amazing work. That being said, who the fark would get a teen wolf tattoo?
2013-02-22 03:14:03 PM  
1 vote:

bbcard1: I am sure I am in the minority, but I never saw the original as "worst."


Having a tattoo of what your recently deceased wife will look like when she rises from the dead to eat your brains if kind of the "worst".
2013-02-22 12:28:13 PM  
1 vote:
kroonermanblack:

Well you'd have to! I couldn't imagine having something the size of a carrot or squash shoved down my urethra for fun and pleasure!

I can't, either. We don't pee out of our vaginas, sir. And I'm not shoving anything up my pee place.
2013-02-22 12:27:32 PM  
1 vote:

jfivealive: Carth: He did a great job. Here are some  pictures of his other work if anyone else is curious.

[www.inkarmy.com image 500x641]

Wow, Now that is a farking awesome tatoo


Homage/rip off of Salvador Dali:

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2013-02-22 10:49:42 AM  
1 vote:

ManRay: I have not actually seen it, but I figured this is the worst one...
[www.suacidade.com image 300x205]


What I hope is getting tattooed up in there.

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2013-02-22 10:18:13 AM  
1 vote:
I'm not a tatto person, but I have to give respect where it is due. That is nice work.
2013-02-22 10:08:07 AM  
1 vote:

jfivealive: Carth: He did a great job. Here are some  pictures of his other work if anyone else is curious.

[www.inkarmy.com image 500x641]

Wow, Now that is a farking awesome tatoo


Salvador Dali.
gja
2013-02-22 09:47:40 AM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one wondering how they were only married for 3 months and had 3 kids?

/ok ok ok, i'll take a window seat on the Hades line please. stewardess...PEANUTS, Oi!
2013-02-22 09:29:12 AM  
1 vote:

GungFu: What expecting this:

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 286x176]

Good luck with that one.


I had picked up this hitchhiker that was sweatin' gallons
through a pair of Daisy Duke cut-offs and one of those Fruit Of The Loom tank-tops.
Well, that night I lost myself to ruby red lips,
milky white skin and baby blue eyes.
Name was Russell.
2013-02-22 09:24:52 AM  
1 vote:
I always wondered what the original artist thought when he was done
was it
a.  "Nailed it!"
or
b.  "what the fark have i done?"
2013-02-22 09:22:43 AM  
1 vote:

Carth: He did a great job. Here are some  pictures of his other work if anyone else is curious.


www.inkarmy.com

Wow, Now that is a farking awesome tatoo
2013-02-22 09:19:38 AM  
1 vote:
More great portrait tattoos.
http://spidermurphys.com/artists_matt.php
2013-02-22 08:59:01 AM  
1 vote:

Darke: FB is blocked at work. Can someone post the pics?


Sure, no problem.

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2013-02-22 08:49:29 AM  
1 vote:

buntz: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I have the same question but I'm disingenuously curious.

Well, I stressed the 'genuinely' part because I didn't want to come off as sounding like I was saying "Oh yeah, sure, he can do a tattoo, but can he PAINT!?!!"


Good representational artists do share a particular set of skills/talents involving visual perception, focus, and attention to detail. Those skill can be applied to different media (tattoo, painting, whatever) but the artist needs to learn the techniques specific to those media. The techniques of shading, line, etc.... are very similar in tattoo and pen & ink. Acrylic or oil painting would need a different approach. Watercolor could be more or less similar depending on how you did it. But for all of them you would need to understand how light and shadow work.

Then occasionally you get to meet an artist who just glides from one media to another with no effort at all. I have met maybe two or three of those folks out of the hundreds of artists I've known. Most of us have to work at it. I have no doubt that this artist could paint beautifully if he wanted to. Whether he can just automagically be able to paint well if all he knew how to do is tattoo is possible - but not likely.
2013-02-22 08:48:41 AM  
1 vote:
FB is blocked at work. Can someone post the pics?
2013-02-22 08:26:22 AM  
1 vote:

MayoSlather: Aside from being a moron that chose to double down on a bad idea, it looks much better.


Interesting to see, once again, that the stupidest statements always seem to come from the people with minimalist profiles.

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Hmmmm.... almost like they're old throwaway alts, or something.....
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2013-02-22 08:23:36 AM  
1 vote:
NOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo...

Why did this guy ruin a worldwide known piece of art covering it with an usual tattoo???

That's the ecce homo of the tattoo world
2013-02-22 08:20:05 AM  
1 vote:
She looks like Brittney Spears in the reworked one.
2013-02-22 08:16:51 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-22 08:16:12 AM  
1 vote:
I'm amazed the guy put himself under the needle again after such a bad first attempt.
2013-02-22 08:15:49 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: I've seen some great tattoos in my day.

Nothing that comes close to that. That is photo quality.

There are "artists" and then there are artists.


And there are cake decorators and there are cake printers.
2013-02-22 08:12:36 AM  
1 vote:
Well, I'm not much of a tattoo person at all... but kudos on this guy... that is amazing work.

I hope they hear about and come to this thread (and ignore those that think themselves all witty and crap).
2013-02-22 08:07:04 AM  
1 vote:

homelessdude: phlegmmo: Awesome transformation.  Kudos to the artist.

Yep....that is some serious cleanup there. I doubt much better could be done.


You could remove the tattoo..
2013-02-22 07:59:48 AM  
1 vote:

cfletch13: Now lets see him save Mr. Cool Ice.


I don't know if he has room for more Mr. Cool Ice tattoos.
mhd
2013-02-22 07:57:06 AM  
1 vote:

cfletch13: Now lets see him save Mr. Cool Ice.


He seems happy with 'em.

i.imgur.com

/cue "huge fans" puns
2013-02-22 07:52:11 AM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: No cure for Mr. Cool Ice though.


sure there is. Dude was killed in a car accident a few years ago.

And i wouldn't have called Mr. Cool Ice a bad tattoo. It was done very well, It was what the customer wanted, and he was happy and proud of the results
2013-02-22 06:34:59 AM  
1 vote:
Pull back and show me what it looks like from a few feet away.
2013-02-22 06:12:09 AM  
1 vote:
Now it's just some boring old tattoo. It's like if somebody went and restored that hilarious Behold the Monkey portrait of Jesus.
2013-02-22 01:03:51 AM  
1 vote:
It looks better than the photograph.  Not an especially cute photo to begin with.
2013-02-22 12:47:43 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, that's actually amazing.
2013-02-22 12:46:44 AM  
1 vote:
That's talent.
2013-02-22 12:04:26 AM  
1 vote:
Not quite "Romney Face Tattoo" bad.

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