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Old 07-15-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What kind of idiot doesn't know the difference between then and than, your or you're, to and too? And to get these errors permanently etched into your skin is unreal.

Amazing Tattoo Grammar Fails - To vs. Too
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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When Ink Goes Wrong: Misspelled Tattoos
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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the tattoo artists probably knows it's misspelled , they just do what the customer wants exactly as written on a piece of paper as they get the tattoo

thats how the customer spelled it so thats what the tattoo will be when they make it, exactly what they are told, Im sure they discuss it before they start.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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the tattoo artists probably knows it's misspelled , they just do what the customer wants exactly as written on a piece of paper as they get the tattoo

thats how the customer spelled it so thats what the tattoo will be when they make it, exactly what they are told, Im sure they discuss it before they start.
If the tattoo artist knows its misspelled, I would think (hope) they would simply ask "is this misspelling intentional?" even before placing the stencil.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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absolutely. I would think glaring mistakes like these would damage a tattoo artist's reputation. It looks so ignorant and idiotic .
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Where's the auto-correct when you need it...
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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If the tattoo artist knows its misspelled, I would think (hope) they would simply ask "is this misspelling intentional?" even before placing the stencil.
Sometimes I think its probably the tattoo artist being passive aggressive.

I imagine some of these people go into the tattoo shop acting like rude ***holes. The tattoo artists hint at the fact that its wrong, but if the customer continues to be rude about it they're probably just like "okay... as long as this is EXACTLY what you want." So then when the customer comes back a few days later angry that his tattoo is misspelled, the tattoo artists can say "sorry, but you said you wanted it that way."

Some of them are probably also the tattoo artists not knowing any better either. And before anyone says, I'm not saying they're uneducated, but in any group of people you're going to have some that just aren't good spellers. So when someone gives them something that is wrong, they might think it looks right and figure that the customer should have double checked it themselves before wanting to have it tattooed on their body.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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What kind of idiot doesn't know the difference between then and than, your or you're, to and too?

A large percentage of internet forum posters. An even larger percentage of Facebook users who post comments on local news stories. The "reporters" who write the local news stories. So, I'm guessing, about half the population of the USA?
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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What no spell check?
Agree with Ellise........I've even seen this in legal documents.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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A large percentage of internet forum posters. An even larger percentage of Facebook users who post comments on local news stories. The "reporters" who write the local news stories. So, I'm guessing, about half the population of the USA?
I see and sometimes make these errors with rapid typing on the internet. We all do but for a permanent part of your body you would think somebody- either the artist or patron- would double check to make sure everything is perfectly spelled. After all there are measurements to be made so why not spelling checks?

And it's not just local news. I've seen some horrendous grammatical errors in nationally published "journalism". In fact that is how I teach my children how to correctly write. I find these sentences with misplaced modifiers and other errors and give them to my kids to correct. It used to be we could trust that anything published was correct as far as punctuation and grammar and sentence structure. Not any more and it hasn't been the case for many years.
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