I am posting as a warning to my fellow inked. I posted my tattoo a couple of months ago (http://fyeahtattoos.com/post/11674064345/i-got-this-tattoo-as-soon-as-i-could-once-i-turned) and talked very highly of the artist who did it. Unfortunately I have come to learn that he is facing sexual harassment charges from a woman he had tattooed multiple times.
Here is a link of the account: http://kvetchmom.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/vic-tim-ize-to-make-a-victim-of/. I am hoping that the people who took my advice to go to see Matthew Mattison will see this and keep themselves from being put in the same position this poor woman was put in. I feel sick to my stomach that I ever promoted his work, and also incredibly lucky that I decided to bring a small group with me. Unfortunately we often don’t know things like this until it is too late, but I hope that this will prevent others from the harassment this woman faced.
Mod note: Trigger warning in regards to the link.