Let's face it, tattoos have burst onto pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. TV shows based on the tattoo industry are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are numbering in the millions of followers, and you would be hard pressed to take a walk on the street and not see several people sporting leg tats or arm sleeves. Not to mention all the pieces you see on the beach! Tattoos have become a mainstream part of society. Today, 36 percent of Americans aged have at least one tattoo, according to a report done by the Pew Research Center. That's more than one third of America's young adults!
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Mod Sun seems to be sporting some new ink inspired by his recent collaborator and rumored flame , Avril Lavigne. The "Stay Away" singer, 33, and the pop-rock star, 36, were photographed leaving BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Thursday, sparking rumors that the two were dating. During the outing, TMZ spotted some interesting new ink on Mod Sun — Lavigne's name tattooed across the back of his neck. The duo recently released their collaboration "Flames" last month and have spent a lot of time together.
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Getting a tattoo is a huge commitment and it can take some people a long time to finalise the design they want inked onto their skin forever. However, once you've picked it out there's no guarantee every tattoo artist will be happy to do it for you - it may be your body, but some artists may not want their business to be linked to the work. In a thread on Reddit asking: 'Tattoo artists: What tattoos have you ever refused to do for a client? Many said they have refused crude or "stupid" designs in the past, with one explaining: "I really don't need that dude telling people that that's my work" - but plenty of others revealed they will turn down a very common request. Getting your significant other's name tattooed might be your idea of romance, but some artists said they wouldn't be the ones to do it.