By Zooey Mae
From the network that has brought us such gems as Toddlers and Tiaras and Jon and Kate Plus Eight comes a reality show that shows us there really is no low to which TLC will not sink. Tattoo School, an abomination of epic proportions, is a program following a group of hopefuls as they embark on a two-week course to become “tattoo artists.” The obvious challenge here is how to cram the necessary knowledge into two weeks worth of classes, which anyone in the industry with even rudimentary skills can tell you, is impossible.
To think that an individual with no training can achieve even a mediocre grasp on such a skill is not only incredibly insulting to the tattoo industry as a whole, but a simply ludicrous idea. Watching Lisa Fasulo, the owner and head instructor of this shitshow, praise the work of her students as “perfect” is beyond appalling. Would you want a doctor who’d been trained for two weeks to perform surgery on you? Granted, to most, surgery is more high-stakes than getting a tattoo, but the concept remains the same.
People spend decades learning to tattoo, and this ringleader of ineptitude, Lisa Fasulo, is telling people it’s not only possible to learn the trade in two weeks, but it’s also possible to excel in the field. It’s insane. Watching this show was like watching a car crash; I couldn’t look away. Instead of feeling entertained, it makes me sick to think even a small percentage of people who attended “tattoo school” have been unleashed on the unsuspecting public. Tattoo seekers beware; you’ve been warned.