Tattoo Artist Refuses to Ink Overweight Client: Justified or Fat-phobic? 😲

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Picture this: a talented tattoo artist receives a request from a client for a beautiful geometric design on her stomach/underboob area. They discuss the details over messages, but the client fails to mention one crucial detail - her weight. When the client finally shows up, the artist is faced with a dilemma: should they proceed with the tattoo, knowing it might not turn out well due to the client's size and hygiene? Or should they refuse, risking accusations of being fat-phobic? This is the story of one tattoo artist who made the tough decision to say no, and the emotional aftermath that followed. 😔

Client's Weight Becomes an Issue 🧐

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

The Problem with Folds 😕

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Hygiene Concerns Arise 🤢

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Tattoo Artist's Dilemma 🤔

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

The Reasoning Behind the Decision 😟

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Breaking the News 💔

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Offering Alternatives 🔄

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Client's Furious Reaction 😡

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Seeking Advice from Peers 🙏

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

The Final Straw 🚫

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

Standing Up for Cleanliness 🧼

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

The Question Remains... ❓

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

A Personal Struggle 😢

kajsakiller | kajsakiller

The Great Tattoo Debate: Artistry vs. Acceptance 🎨❤️

In a world where body positivity is on the rise, it's hard to know where to draw the line between acceptance and professionalism. This tattoo artist faced a tough decision when an overweight client requested a design that would be difficult to execute due to her size and hygiene. Despite offering alternative placements and designs, the client lashed out, accusing the artist of being fat-phobic. The artist, who is a recovering anorexic, was deeply affected by the client's words. Was the artist justified in their decision, or did they cross a line? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💬

Overweight client refused tattoo due to hygiene, artist not fat-phobic. 👍

jammy913 | jammy913

Hygiene concerns make refusing overweight client justified 😷

[deleted] | [deleted]

Experienced tattoo artist praised for refusing overweight client. 💪

wildfishrace | wildfishrace

Cleanliness concerns, not weight, led to refusal. NTA 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Tattoo artist refuses to ink morbidly obese client due to health concerns 😲

Beigetile6565 | Beigetile6565

Tattooed commenter defends artist's cleanliness concern with empathy. 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Tattoo artist receives support after refusing overweight client's demands. 👏

CuriouslyFlavored | CuriouslyFlavored

Formerly overweight commenter defends tattoo artist's decision. NTA! 💪

jenkraisins | jenkraisins

Tattoo artist defends decision to refuse overweight client. NTA 👏

Professional-Page216 | Professional-Page216

Tattoo artist's refusal justified due to hygiene concerns 😷

Sfarsitulend | Sfarsitulend

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client due to health reasons. NTA.

copper93 | copper93

Hygiene matters, NTA refuses to ink overweight client. 🙌

Fabulous_Silver8618 | Fabulous_Silver8618

Hygiene standards apply to everyone, regardless of size. NTA.

BTPoliceGirl_Seras | BTPoliceGirl_Seras

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, commenters support decision. 💪

VivaciouslyVicious | VivaciouslyVicious

Body positivity includes accepting limitations. NTA handled professionally. 👏

BellaVoce1986 | BellaVoce1986

Tattoo artist refuses to ink client with skin infection. NTA.

Slow_Nature_6833 | Slow_Nature_6833

Unprofessional exchange between tattoo artist and client. ESH.

Present_Indication_7 | Present_Indication_7

Respectful artist sets boundaries with entitled client. 💪

Negative_Ambition_23 | Negative_Ambition_23

Overweight commenter defends tattoo artist's professional response. NTA 🙌

soyeah_87 | soyeah_87

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, commenters support decision. NTA.

Zazzog | Zazzog

NTA saves client from infection. Weight and tattoo could've killed.

kombuched | kombuched

Tattoo artist justified in refusing service, but could have been more tactful 😐

Ok-Aardvark-6742 | Ok-Aardvark-6742

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client citing hygiene concerns. NTA.

cheezypoofs4020 | cheezypoofs4020

Tattoo artist defends decision to refuse overweight client. NTA.

bolshoich | bolshoich

Tattoo artist declines overweight client, defends decision. NTA.

Bird_Brain4101112 | Bird_Brain4101112

NTA comment defends tattoo artist, acknowledges own weight, and adds humor 😂

midnightstreetlamps | midnightstreetlamps

Hygiene concerns aside, is it okay to refuse service based on weight?

unclewolfy | unclewolfy

Fat client appreciates artist's honesty in refusing unsuitable tattoo.

beaglemama | beaglemama

Tattoo artist's 'incompatible topography' refusal sparks debate. NTA.

StAlvis | StAlvis

Tattoo artist's refusal not fat-phobic, but feasibility-based. Polite decline expected.

ms_vee | ms_vee

Tattoo artist's refusal justified or fat-phobic? NTA explains.

WinEquivalent4069 | WinEquivalent4069

Health concerns for overweight clients in tattooing, alternative solutions suggested 🙏

katwoodruff | katwoodruff

Tattoo artist's refusal to ink overweight client: justified or fat-phobic?

AbbreviationsNo7397 | AbbreviationsNo7397

Hygiene concerns expressed by overweight commenter, NTA verdict.

Fun_Draft_9465 | Fun_Draft_9465

Obese commenter defends thin people from fatphobia accusations. 💪

oranjyuu | oranjyuu

Tattoo artist justified in refusing overweight client to avoid infection 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Cleanliness is important for body work, NTA comment argues. 👍

Aitatoday69 | Aitatoday69

Tattoo artist justified in refusing tattoo, but insult was unnecessary. NAH 😐

MarshmallowFloofs85 | MarshmallowFloofs85

Tattoo artist called out for fat-shaming but not in the wrong. 😱

npcknapsack | npcknapsack

Tattoo artist's refusal justified, hygiene and placement matter. 👏

orngckn42 | orngckn42

Healthcare worker supports tattoo artist's refusal to ink unhygienic client. NTA.

Pretty-Push-7665 | Pretty-Push-7665

Verbal attack vs unprofessional comment - NTA wins 🙌

EconomyVoice7358 | EconomyVoice7358

Hygiene is key, even if you're overweight 👍

LinceDorado | LinceDorado

Respecting personal space isn't fat-phobic 😊

PA_Archer | PA_Archer

Tattoo artist justified in refusing overweight client due to health risks 🙏

Snoo_68114 | Snoo_68114

BBW defends tattoo artist's right to refuse, NTA 👏


Tattoo artist called out overweight client's poor hygiene, justified? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Overweight client called artist fatphobic, but commenter agrees with decision.


Hygiene matters, but washing folds comments went too far. 😕

Catmeow82 | Catmeow82

Tattoo artist justified in refusing overweight client, but could've been more tactful 😊

Dig_Tack_Bro | Dig_Tack_Bro

Tattoos are beautiful body art that need the right canvas 💜

WoedicaWinsWarframe | WoedicaWinsWarframe

Hygiene concerns raised in tattoo artist's refusal. 😷

grapefuitalcohol-399 | grapefuitalcohol-399

Empathetic response to artist refusing overweight client, supportive 🤝

Bipolar_Bear_84 | Bipolar_Bear_84

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, but insults were unnecessary. 😕

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA who takes hygiene seriously, but body shaming isn't okay 👍

ToddlerTurtle141617 | ToddlerTurtle141617

Tattoo artist's refusal to ink based on weight, ESH behavior.

Swooonn | Swooonn

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, citing health concerns. NTA.

Poipoipolus | Poipoipolus

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, gets accused of fat-shaming. NTA.


NTA comment shares a relatable and uncomfortable experience in class.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Protecting client's health or fat-phobic? NTA gets backlash.

Altruistic-Neat-30 | Altruistic-Neat-30

Tattoo artist's refusal based on hygiene or fat-phobia? NTA explains.

Grand_Horror2192 | Grand_Horror2192

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, gets called out, justified?

[deleted] | [deleted]

Hygiene concerns justified but 'wash your folds' comment hurtful 😢

Wild-Pie-7041 | Wild-Pie-7041

Tattoo artist shares experience of refusing a difficult tattoo request. NTA.

FreijaVanir | FreijaVanir

Tattoo artist's refusal raises hygiene concerns 😒

[deleted] | [deleted]

Fear of infection, not fat-phobia. NTA. 😊

Milphene | Milphene

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, comment supports decision. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Nurse supports tattoo artist's decision, suggests medical treatment 💉

Careful_Eagle_1033 | Careful_Eagle_1033

Tattoo artist refuses overweight client, gets body-shamed in return 😱

Virgil_Graye_153 | Virgil_Graye_153

Self-awareness and hygiene important for tattoo clients. NTA.

musicman0359 | musicman0359

Respectful NTA comment defends tattoo artist and overweight client.

Logical-Cranberry714 | Logical-Cranberry714

Tattoo artist gives professional advice, client throws a tantrum. NTA.

HoboKellyArt | HoboKellyArt

Tattoo artists are allowed to choose their canvas. NTA. 👏

Reptar1988 | Reptar1988

Tattoo artist justifies refusal to ink overweight client. Risk concerns cited.

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

Empathetic NTA comment shows understanding of tattoo artist's dilemma.

badmojo619 | badmojo619

Tattoo artist saves client's life by refusing to ink her.

nomoreroger | nomoreroger

Tattoo artist's advice appreciated by client for better results. 👍

Inspector_popcorn | Inspector_popcorn

Filed Under: