A simple enough question, but one most people have probably never thought of; can you steal a tattoo?
At first glance the question seems easy enough to answer, at the end of the day tattoos are attached to a person so how in reality can you steal one? The answer in truth lies in the act of getting a tattoo but leaving without paying for it.
On March 23rd such an incident occurred at RedINC tattoo parlour in Luton, England. After being tattooed for roughly six hours a mid-twenties male simply walked out the shop after paying just £50 out of the £200-300 he owed. Not to mention he also helped himself to £1000 from behind the shops front desk. While it is clear a crime was committed, the incident has also brought attention to the fact that tattoo theft is in fact a real thing, and perhaps the worst thing you can do to a tattoo artist!!
Let's face it, the artist who did the tattoo spent six hours of constant work creating a permanent piece of art only to have their efforts thrown back in their face. What could be more disrespectful!
So then, can you steal a tattoo? The answer is YES! And it is the ultimate insult to the artist, so next time you get some ink remember to respect the artist and PAY!