A lot of the new tattoo studios have a really simple premise: You want to create a unique and personalized tattoo experience for your clients, but there are some common misconceptions about what constitutes a “safe” tattoo, according to a new survey from the Association for Tattoo and Marine Industry (ATMI).
The ATMI is the body of the tattoo industry’s trade association, and it published its annual survey of tattoo-related products and services on Wednesday.
The survey, which polled 5,000 tattooers across the United States, was sponsored by Tattooing.com, a company that offers a comprehensive collection of tattoo services, and the Society for Applied and Empirical Tattoo Science.
The questions posed in the survey ranged from what constitutes an acceptable tattoo to the quality of the ink used to create the work.
Many of the respondents were hesitant to use the word “safe,” since it seems to indicate that they don’t feel comfortable talking about their tattoos with others.
But there are other common misconceptions, the survey said.
One common misconception is that tattooing is safe.
The survey found that 40 percent of respondents said they felt unsafe when tattooing someone with a serious injury, such as a brain tumor, or someone with diabetes.
Another 31 percent said they believed tattooing was unsafe.
“Many tattooers believe that their clients won’t know that they’ve harmed them or that they might have caused injury,” the survey says.
“This attitude can result in a significant loss of client trust and respect, especially among tattoo artists and tattoo clients.”
But the survey also found that many tattoo artists are confident in their work, and that people with serious health problems can be confident in the quality and safety of their tattoos.
One tattoo artist said that the main reason people were hesitant about discussing their tattoos was that they believed they would be treated differently if they were asked about it.
“If I say that I have a tattoo on my arm that’s too close to my neck, I can be in trouble,” the tattoo artist told the survey.
“If I tell my client that I got a tattoo over my eye, they’re going to think I’m a little weird and not trust me.”
The survey also asked respondents if they would have a problem with tattooing in public, or not.
Nearly half of the participants said they would consider a public tattoo if it was done in a safe setting.
And nearly two-thirds said they wouldn’t consider it at all.
The tattoo artist was particularly careful not to reveal the location of the work, because that might be seen as disrespectful.
One person said that he’d rather be in the shower with a clean tattoo than having to go through the tattoo removal process in the bathroom.
The report comes after another survey in February found that nearly 40 percent Americans believed tattoos should be kept hidden from the public, and another study in January found that 41 percent of tattoo artists were uncomfortable talking about tattoos.