When you decide to get a tattoo, choosing the right artist is nearly as important as picking the design and spot. I mean, if someone is to ink you they better have the experience and skill required to produce something nothing short of amazing, right? After all, this is going to be on your body forever. Well, experience, yes, but skill? Not necessarily. Helen Fernandes isn't good at drawing but people are still lining up to get her tattoos. And they're so bad, they're good.

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Petra Schaap
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1 year ago

this is supercute :-D

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

seems legit

Помаже Бог
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1 year ago

That's actually quite advanced. I'd say she's fakin' the "not canning" to draw ;( :D xD

Zara
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1 year ago

My spirit animal, lol

Giette Hulsbosch
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1 year ago

kinda like this one

Kathleen Clark
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1 year ago

Creative

Brivid
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1 year ago

I love this cat

Carmen Salvador
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1 year ago

well kind of a little over up you know which is bad

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Leon'
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1 year ago

Yes!!!

Panda Baller
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1 year ago

Looks exactly like it. Cunning resemblance.!

Milena
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1 year ago

I want one!!!! No, I want both, the tat and the cat!!!! <3

Carol Roeder
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1 year ago

Very cool.

Kline Talladen
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1 year ago

I guess her art style isn't up to traditional tattoo standards? That doesn't mean she's terrible at drawing, though.

Bumble Boozle
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1 year ago

I want that tattooed on me. REALLY BADLY.

Lydia Washburn
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1 year ago

mmhm. that cat does not like u.

Matthew Diaz
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1 year ago

A sharpy drawing will eventually go away...wait this is a real tat?

Andrew
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1 year ago

imagine having that imprinted on your body forever...

Manh Grande
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1 year ago

poor kitty

newjerseygal
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1 year ago

HAHA angry kitty

sfg4life515
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1 year ago

That cat's portrait is on point!

XxshadowkitXx
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1 year ago

>=3

SB Dzambiarz
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1 year ago

oczywiscie ze jest doskonale wszystko...:)

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

This is cute !!!

Barbara Baxendale
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1 year ago

I want one of these !!

Justyna Birycka
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1 year ago

the filling looks terrible..

Edwin Quantrall
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1 year ago

Cattitude!

Karen Anspach
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1 year ago

Definitely captures its attitude

Jenifer Shields
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1 year ago

I need this. Sums up my black cat perfectly

panda_legerdemain
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1 year ago

I love it!

Leonard Guillory III
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1 year ago

Hell, I feel like EVERY cat is doing this to me!

Gail Anderson
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1 year ago

I don't think that any of her tattoos are bad at all. Yes, they are unique, but that is not a bad thing. Especially not for a tattoo artist. If people didn't want to be unique, they wouldn't get tattoos in the first place!

Patrick Millet
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1 year ago

So, I know that this has now become a style of tattoo (often called "ignorant-style") but usually, though the drawings themselves look janky, and lines might look wobbly, you can see the artist's skills in the shading. This black shading looks like a kitchen/scratcher tattoo, and doesn't look good in my opinion. Of course, it's their skin so if they're happy that's what matters

Danielle Renee
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1 year ago

yes!!!! looks like my cat, Charles

TinTin
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1 year ago

hahaha!

ForkNBeans
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1 year ago

I think she captured the essence of puss-puss's personality!

Honey Bl
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1 year ago

Where's the lie?

debrina blackmoon
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1 year ago

yeah, cats can be assholes lol

Brett Zeise
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1 year ago

Cat with 'bird.' working title :P

Brett Zeise
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1 year ago

Cat with 'Bird.' ....working title. :P

lucas the spider fangirl
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1 year ago

awesome

FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

Love it. Me every day.

anarkzie
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1 year ago

This one is really cool

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The Brazilian founded her own tattoo shop, Malfeitona, in her native city of Salvador de Bahia, and has already gained a sort of a cult following for what she calls her tatuagens peba, which literally translates into "trash tattoos." With over 57K Instagram followers and regularly uploaded pics of happy customers enjoying their new designs, it's perfectly clear why her unique style is so popular. It's genuine.

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Mads Sly
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1 year ago

Also another good one.

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Irma Goncalves
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1 year ago

I like this one!!

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Fernandes has been inking people for about three years, but she's been in the game way longer. She's also a visual artist. "I started to draw because my parents were taking me to the church 3 times a week," she told Bored Panda. "To keep me quiet, they would give me a pen and some paper. But I kept drawing because I liked it."

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

the idea is cool.

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yethica
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1 year ago

I don't know why these qualify as ugly... most of them are quirky and adorable and great.

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"I was never into realism," she said. "Drawing was just something I really enjoyed doing. It made others happy and it made me happy. It still does. However, I never thought I could be an artist. By specialty, I'm a mechanical engineer. I got my degree in December 2016 and had been attending a post-graduate course on materials engineering at the Federal University of Bahia until last year. But recently I switched to being a researcher, studying the relation between tattoo and Instagram. I am, however, interested in other fields as well. I'm also a digital influencer and I give art classes (mostly on “how to find your own style”), and work as an illustrator."

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

This is fantastic. That crab is adorable!

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FatBaby
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1 year ago

This is the same person from last time..they must really like her tattoos

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"Parallel to my "official" activities, I've been involved in art all of my life. And I've always drawn stuff that's funny, cute, unrealistic, and doesn't follow the "technical" rules of the craft. My works have appeared on my friends' mugs, bags, t-shirts, even zines and comic books. I've even sold them to those who wanted to buy them. I've also painted walls and made flyers for concerts, parties, and other events. And I've performed some nail art on myself and my close friends." Helen also loves customizing her personal belongings. From pencils to t-shirts, she draws on everything.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

Would get this one :D

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

That is so cute!

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"Once upon a time in 2014, I drew a bat to Matheus, a very close person of mine. It had pointy teeth, and Matheus liked it so much, he asked me to tattoo it on him. We planned everything out and I did it. He's a great pushy person that has always believed in me. Later, a my other close friend wanted to get a tattoo of a cat I had drawn. And another friend asked for a dinosaur standing on a planet. I didn't charge them for it since I had no experience. It was just a friend thing (but following all of the safety requirements)."

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

OMG it´s really back!

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FatBaby
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1 year ago

This one's got ot be the best

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"I created the @malfeitona Instagram account in 2017. In Portuguese, malfeitona means 'badly done.' The title makes it very clear what it's all about. People who weren't my friends started asking me for tattoos, so I charged them a bit to cover material costs. Later, friends of these people started contacting me as well, including other tattoo artists that liked my ideas and were giving me tips while I was working on them. This taught me a lot and I eventually I got my own studio. I stopped bringing strangers to my house and wrapping my entire room in plastic." More customers have been appearing and this is where the artist is at now.

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better version of alex
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1 year ago

ruN YOU FOOLS

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GoodWolf
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1 year ago

Laika?

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"I have other work as well, so I don't tattoo every week. In some cases I might not pick up the needle for an entire month. But when booking is open and I'm up for it, I can produce 30 a week, especially if I go to Sao Paulo (i live in Salvador but I do tours)." 

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Nick Sady
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1 year ago

Love this.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

Meep meep

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"I adapt my prices to the area I'm working in. In Brazil, the average tattoo costs about R$400 ($100). Of course, it depends on how much color and detail a particular design has. And if I went to the States, I would have to figure out how much tattoo artists charge their costumers there before setting my own price as well."

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

I had to look twice. At first I thought the cow had 5 legs then realised one is a tail.

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Maddie
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1 year ago

This is so dang adorable

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"I think people like my style because of how cute and funny it is. But it's a number of things. People don't just like my designs, they also like my pictures, captions and stories on Instagram. Stories that explain my tattoos and help them relate to them. A tattoo is something very personal and I try to make the entire experience of getting it as nice as possible. I spend as much time on my customers as they need, we talk and develop ideas together. Also, I have a very clear political position and use social media to spread it. Brazil is currently in a very complicated political situation."

Also, Helen will be visiting Mexico in April and would love to talk to some local tattoo artists, so if you're inking people in Mexico, feel free to contact her!

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better version of alex
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1 year ago (edited)

It's not purrrrRRRR, it's PURRRrrrrr

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

This is how I feel most mornings.

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Clematis
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1 year ago

Aw!

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thats hidious

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Mads Sly
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1 year ago

Like the venus flytrap and cactus, not too sure how I feel about the oowoo sunflower

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

is this a heart or ball on that… animal?

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Tillman Shiplett
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1 year ago

Space Dog!!!!

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

That´s pretty cute, whatever it is :-)

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

now THAT is a sword fish

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

Lucky

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Gilda
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1 year ago

Best tat of brittany spears ever

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Haha, love it!

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