Tattoo Book Review: "In A World of Compromise...I Don't" by Bob Roberts in Scott Sylvia's Interviews, Articles, and Blogs A blog by Scott Sylvia in General Posted September 22, 2013 I miss that tattoo magic, I remember that fun element of fear you used to get going into a tattoo shop. The same feeling when waiting in line for the roller coaster. I remember being asked if I wanted a tattoo and me being timid 16 year old saying " I think so" and then promptly being told to get the fuck out and to come back when I knew I wanted one , haha. I never got tattooed by that mean old bastard, but I always smile a little when I think about it. I'm a lot nicer to the folks who come into our studio , but man , some times I really wish these new clients could appreciate the magic that those old carnie biker old schooler guys had. Just the elaborate bravado and sea of bullshit, that stuff was in itself an art , an art that is all but dead now.