An aspiring tattoo artist was bombarded with cruel comments from viewers slamming first inking on her volunteer after sharing a video to TikTok.
Samantha is determined to be a tattoo artist. Samantha has been practicing her craft for years before she embarks on this new career.
In July, she shared her first inking on her friend and confessed: “I have to say it’s not bad for my first time tattooing on someone other than myself. I was nervous.”
She reveals the pattern which she tattooed on a woman’s back was a minimalist outline of a woman’s face which featured a rose over one eye.
But, even though it seemed a pretty good effort for a first attempt, Samantha was flooded with negative comments.
One said: “The longer you look at it, the worse it gets.”
A second wrote: “It’s giving me B&M bargains wall decor.”
“You should pick another profession,” someone else commented while a fourth added: “Hopefully it’s your last too.”
But others were more constructive, giving suggestions to Samantha to help hone her drawing skills.
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“I honestly think a great place to start is henna. It’s temporary, you’ll get line work practice and drawing practice. I think it would be a good start,” A viewer made a comment.
Samantha responded to the negative comments by sharing some drawings she’d been practicing in a sketchbook. They included flowers, Disney characters and other common tattoo designs.
She also said: “I don’t trace it, I do look at a picture and draw it and most of those were drawing with a pen, no pencil. Mistakes will be made.
“Anyone can do anything. It is possible to correctly critique your work with the right people. It can go a long distance.”