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This subreddit is intended for posting your own personal tattoos, but also includes: tattoo flash and tattoo paintings from approved submitters. Below are some guidelines, and rules. Please direct any questions to the mod team.#### Description

Hey there, welcome to /r/tattoos. Please read the sidebar before posting.

This subreddit is intended for posting your own personal tattoos, but also includes: tattoo flash and paintings from approved submitters. Below are some guidelines and rules. Please direct any questions to the mod team.

Artists and apprentices:

If you wish to post or comment as such, You are required to be verified before doing so. Do not post or comment until this is done and you have your artist flair. You will be banned if this is ignored. Verification is limited to established redditors only. We do not allow shop accounts.*


  • Artist name, location and shop name in your title (no exceptions) no IG names no emojis, back stories etc. Keep the title clean.
  • Color, well lit, unmodified, no watermarks, unfiltered, non-instagram, properly cropped and rotated, close-up, CLEAR PICTURES. (Make sure we can SEE the tattoo)
  • NSFW flags for NSFW posts. You may not post photos of tattoos unless they are yours.



  • Using the search function before posting any questions.
  • Using imgur to post your pictures.
  • Wanting to know about good artists in your area (please specify style).
  • Constructive criticism, discussion, and debate. If you are unsure how to do this, refrain from commenting.
  • Posting pictures once your tattoo is fully healed.


  • Any attacks, advances, compliments or comments made on personal appearance.
  • Hate speech (sexuality slurs, racial slurs, religious slurs) will get you banned permanently. Even if you think you mean it as a "joke".
  • Any questions about whether a tattoo will "work" or how to add to your tattoo. Only a qualified artist will be able to answer your question and discussion on Reddit will only lead to misinformation. Ask your tattoo artist.
  • ANY discussion of medical advice or aftercare, including possible allergic reaction or infection. If you are having an issue with a tattoo, return to your artist or ask a medical professional. Any and all medical questions or advice will be removed.
  • Talking about pricing in any context.
  • "Troll" remarks, such as "you'll regret that". Suggesting /r/cringepics /r/badtattoos /r/trashy /r/ATBGE etc .
  • Memes, rage comics, reaction gifs, "top 10" style lists, blog posts, pun threads, and other copypasta.
  • Tattoos performed outside of a professional studio: prison tattoos, scratchers, bootleggers, kitchen magicians, private studios etc. This includes tattoos done in someone's home.
  • Posting work that is not yours as your own.
  • Equipment discussion or buying/selling anything.
  • Any contest, survey, school project, auction, promotion, or money raising event, spam, advertising, self promotion.
  • Personal attacks of any kind.
  • Bickering, squabbling, fighting.
  • Sob stories/extensive back stories in post titles. We only care about the tattoo.

Warnings will be issued as temporary bans and enforced with permanent bans.

The most common phrases the members use:

black vulture

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