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Monday, September 16, 2013

And The Winner of the Worst Tattoo Contest Is...

Posted by on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

The winners of The Stranger's first-ever Worst Tattoo Contest™ are as follows: in First Place: "Two Pentagrams." Second, "Daddy's Little Gyrl," and Third, "Dylan with Cross and Butterfly." The terrific folks at Seattle Skin and Laser will now completely remove the Satan-grams from this gentleman's forehead.

They are also offering "Daddy's Little Gyrl" one free treatment and 30% off removal; and "Dylan with Cross and Butterfly" one free treatment and 20% off the entire removal.

Congrats everyone! And big thanks to Seattle Skin and Laser, and every single person who entered their tattoo. Let's do this annually! In the meantime, stay tuned to Slog for before and after pictures. FOREHEAD PENTAGRAMS: Now you see 'em, now you don't!

Bye bye, wittle pentagwams!
  • Bye bye, wittle pentagwams!

Maybe Daddys Little Gyrl wont be a Gyrl no more?
  • Maybe Daddy's Little Gyrl won't be a Gyrl no more?

Ashley, we wish you all the best (and hope this can come off!)
  • Ashley, we wish you all the best (and hope this can come off!)

 

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"I'm about to"
Posted by Kelly O on September 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM · Report this
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@17 - and others - I about to create the donation site. I am thrilled that so many people care, and want to help Ashley. THRILLED!
Posted by Kelly O on September 17, 2013 at 1:49 PM · Report this
ben@hemp.net 17
I'm with @14. Anyone who reads the back story on the Dylan tattoo should agree. I am in for $10 to remove the Dylan tattoo. Please post the Kickstarter link and we'll get that thing undone.
Posted by ben@hemp.net on September 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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The tats were there to distract from the enormous fivehead.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 17, 2013 at 7:54 AM · Report this
espato 15
Huh, the winner also appears relatively cheap and easy to remove (assuming size matters). Lucky for SS&L!
Posted by espato on September 17, 2013 at 7:53 AM · Report this
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@12, I feel the same way as you, in general, but someone posted the back-story of the person with the Dylan tattoo; when abuse, emotional manipulation, and trauma are involved in the origination of the tattoo, I think I can chip in $5 or so.
Posted by Jude Fawley on September 17, 2013 at 7:14 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 13
@11,

I would definitely NOT be in favor of laws forcing a waiting period, not at all. I just think the tattoo shop owners should do it themselves (not that they ever would).
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 12
@4,
Oh, I know that. I was just throwing it out there as a "wouldn't it be nice if..." thing.

That said, why on Earth would you want to pay for someone to remove a superficial mistake that they asked for? Shouldn't they at the very least have to pay to remove the marks of their own immaturity/stupidity/impulsivity/etc.?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM · Report this
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@8: Wash DC is considering imposing a 24 waiting period for tattoos and piercings and my impression of the artists' responses kind of mirrors what you said: many vehemently against it, others not so much because they don't do walk-ins anyway.
Posted by gnossos on September 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM · Report this
Dr. Z 9
No unintended mispellings? No inappropriate Chinese or Kanji characters tattooed upside down? No images that could be easily mistaken as something scatological?

What kind of contest was this, anyway?
Posted by Dr. Z on September 16, 2013 at 9:22 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 8
@4: "They thrive (in large part) on impulsivity."

In general, but most of the good artists don't do walk-ins, the're way booked out.
Posted by undead ayn rand on September 16, 2013 at 8:47 PM · Report this
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on September 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM · Report this
rob! 6
@2, if you wait 'til you're seventy they'll have to clamp your backside into an embroidery hoop to do the job.

Of course, if you get it done now and want anybody to actually see what the hell it is when you're seventy, same thing.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on September 16, 2013 at 8:38 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 5
Meth is a helluva drug.
Posted by Sir Vic on September 16, 2013 at 7:57 PM · Report this
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@3, why on earth would any tattoo shop impose a waiting period? They thrive (in large part) on impulsivity.

Regarding the runners up, if anyone know how to start a fund for them, I'd pitch in a few bucks.
Posted by Jude Fawley on September 16, 2013 at 7:48 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
I hope none of them get any more tattoos, but since they're getting these atrocities removed for free, and also got more attention from them, I'm guessing my hope is wasted.

Maybe tattoo shops should self-impose a 24 hour waiting period on anyone wanting to get tattooed.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 16, 2013 at 4:25 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Because of this contest, I decided against the "tramp stamp" until I'm seventy.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM · Report this
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Those are the worst tattoos? You must have had very few entries.
Posted by ian on September 16, 2013 at 4:07 PM · Report this

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