A rookie tattooist has gone viral after posting her first attempt at inking another person – with viewers begging her not do another.
Amateur artist Sam, @ descendantofsalemwitches, aspires to be a professional tattooist, however it seems she still has a lot of learning to do.
Unfortunately there are some unkind comments, with many saying she should find another profession – or at least practice more before tattooing a friend.
In the video, Sam unveils the tattoo which is a minimalist outline of a woman’s face with a rose over one eye, which was inked onto a red-haired woman’s back.
Captioning the video, Sam wrote: “I have to say it’s not bad for my first time tattooing on someone other than myself. I was nervous.”
But it appears that other TikTok users didn’t agree with her, as many were not impressed.
One wrote: “Did you do it blindfolded while jumping on a trampoline?”
And another said: “Why do something so massive for your first time?”
“You gotta start from somewhere, but bro”, added a third user. “You should’ve practised more. It is bad and that’s just a fact.”
And another user had creative feedback, and wrote: “Sausage fingers, wonky everything, bad line quality, lashes are – ooft. Please don’t tell me that’s an infinity symbol, oh Lord.”
Sam then replied asking if the user had anything else to say, to which they wrote: “Yeah, do not tattoo anyone until you’re actually ready.”
In the clip, Sam reveals her artwork by wiping her client’s back with a paper towel – but that angered TikTok viewers too as people noticed she wasn’t wearing protective gloves.
One user said: “If you actually want a future in tattooing, take this down. No decent tattoo shop would hire someone blatantly ignoring biohazard safety like this.”
And another commented: “No gloves? Did you close your eyes during the bloodborne pathogens training?”