Inside: What is a Tattoo Scratcher + Why are they Bad?

What is a tattoo scratcher?

A ‘scratcher’ is someone who tattoos from home or a hotel room unprofessionally. They usually profess to have worked in a tattoo shop before and some actually have.

What is a Tattoo Scratcher Definition

Why do tattoo artists hate tattoo scratchers?

One of the main problems with scratchers is the health risks they pose. Most of them do not care about sterilization and are not very tedious about the sanity of their equipment. Scratchers have filthy techniques that don’t prevent cross-contamination. Their lack of training and lifestyle hosts a hoard of pathogens.
Why are Tattoo Scratchers bad

Can you get tattooed over a scratch?

If the scratch/cut/etc. is deep enough it will permanently remove the tattoo on the injured area. If the scratch is deep enough to scar, then the scarring will disfigure the tattoo. But if we’re talking about a scratch that scabs up and heals without leaving a mark normally, then it won’t hurt the tattoo.

Learn More About Tattoos

  • What is Body Art – Body art is defined as “the physical presence of the artist as an integral part of the work.” Body art can be expressed through piercings, tattoos, branding, body paintings, implants and many other types of personal expressions. Interested in learning more about body? Read our article on What is Body Art.
  • Daisy Tattoo Ideas – Honestly, daisies are one of my all-time favorite flowers, they are just so bright, fun, and full of life. Daisy is a form of flower purely for the female kind and is one of the most versatile tattoos you can wear on your body. The tattoo is highly decorative and comes in different colors and sizes. You can even add a custom design to the tattoos depending on your preferences. With soft petals and humble appearance, it is almost impossible to ignore its fascinating design.
  • Flower Tattoo Ideas – It’s no surprise that flower tattoos can be insanely beautiful, unique, and meaningful. Depending on the size and shape of the tattoo design, they can pretty much go anywhere on your body and look fantastic. While many flower tattoos are elegant and feminine, there are some pretty popular ones that are more masculine. A large black rose tattoo is hard to beat because they look so cool. But big, brightly colored blossoms are also incredible too. No matter what your style is, I’m sure you’ll find a flower tattoo that is calling your name.