Tattoos are one of the boldest ways to express yourself. Sure, you can get rid of it via laser removal but not only can that be painful but expensive! You might as well say that a tattoo is forever in some way shape or form.

There are plenty of places to get inked in the Treasure Valley to choose from but it's always important to know who you're going to. You obviously don't want someone who can't draw or who has a bad reputation but unfortunately, it's going to happen.

More often than not, we hear about tattoo success stories more than we hear about the fails but we did our research to find the best (or "worst" depending on how you look at it) tattoo fails that the Treasure Valley has to offer. From staph infections to artists using lighters to sterilize needles, here are 8 tales of tattoo fails in the Treasure Valley.

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