Are tattoo artists Always assholes? and why do you think this is? Every artist I've encountered has always had an attitude. What has your experience been like? I was going to get a new tattoo yesterday and I just really couldn't handle the guy. He was arguing back and forth with me about a tattoo I wanted to get. He just made me feel like an inconvenience to him. I ended up walking out on him and saying forget it. What do you think is the proper etiquette for tattoo artists to treat their clientele?