It was surprising to learn that the person running Snake Pit, a horribly hilarious Instagram account that displays really bad tattoos, is actually an incredibly talented tattoo artist in his own right: Casper Mugridge. Casper started the account to show off all those funny tattoos that only extremely deep and strange Google searches will find. Some of these pieces are so awful they'll leave you either laughing hysterically or grimacing from the reality of it. It's like car crashes, super serious public arguments between couples, or people who wear tinfoil hats and scream about the impending world doom: you cannot look away.
JM: It was interesting to find out what a talented artist you are yourself, considering Snake Pit’s reputation for showing off funny tattoos and the best of bad tattoos! When did you start tattooing and why was it the occupation you chose to pursue?
JM: Some of the funny tattoos in your feed are so bad it’s hard to believe that someone actually shared it with the world in the first place. Do people send you their terrible tattoos, or do you do weird internet searches to find them?
JM: Many people think that the art of tattooing is being lost, and that trends like “ignorant tattoos” are to blame. What do you think? What does the future of tattooing look like to you?