Every time that a tattooer goes onto their social media (or that Tattoodo app!) and shares their work with the world they are opening themselves up to a disgusting trend — crappy artists trying to copy their work.
While most of us would lose our minds and go into a furious rampage at the sight of someone ripping off our art, world-renowned black and grey master Niki Norberg takes the high road. He gladly shows off the copied work alongside his original designs on his #CopyCatTuesdays. The result? A ton of giggles and guffaws at the lesser talents that tried to steal Norberg's work and make it their own.
Norberg or niki23gtr, as he's known on Instagram, is one of our favorite contemporary artists. It's evident how he must have trained and worked hard for the skills he has now. His works are damn near impeccable, they're simply stunning. He's the master of his game. So when an artist with even a little bit less skill tries their hand at one of his designs the results are quite laughable.
You may take inspiration from someone, but blatantly copying their original work isn't something anyone should be proud of. No, you didn't "nail it,"bro. You ripped someone off and deserve to be ridiculed.
Notice how some of these tattoos may pass off as "good enough" to some, but none of them actually got them right. That's because even they know that these pieces aren't truly right.