E4’s Tattoo Fixers has come under fire from one of its former participants after they published a Facebook post slamming the format, fakery on screen and professionalism.
In the Facebook post, Daniel Head slammed the programme for apparently subjecting him to “brutal” conditions while filming.
Daniel was left completely unsatisfied by the way show bosses looked after its clients and with the end result of his own tattoo.
Head explained that he had food poisoning while he filmed the show, and claimed that producers did not accommodate his condition and instead focused on getting him through.
“They sold this programme to me and everyone else as ‘you’ll be getting a cover up free of charge by one of the top 3 tattoo artists in the UK’,” he said.
“It’s filmed cleverly to make it look warm and homely but it’s actually an old mechanics garage and it’s absolutely f**king freezing in there.”
Head said that he was made to wait “6/7” hours while artists got make-up done.
He continued: ““4 hours into the tattoo, I’ll be completely honest, I was shagged. I was running off to the toilet and throwing up while being tattooed from the food poisoning.
“And being unable to keep any food down on the day, I wasn’t in a good way – everyone knows who’s ever been tattooed, food is your fuel.
“The producers didn’t care about that though, their only concern is getting the tattoos finished and getting their end product for TV.”
Head also claimed that tattooist Lou Hopper, who was in the first season of the show, quit the series because it was “exploiting people”.
“Tattoo Fixers have been trying to prevent me and everyone else from telling the truth about the show, by calling and emailing us offering more free work,” he added.
Although the E4 series has since responded with surprise at his allegations telling The Mirror: “We are surprised by Danny’s allegations. What he is claiming now is not what he said to us in emails after filming, when he expressed his enthusiasm to return and be filmed again.”
“We pride ourselves on taking care of everyone who appears on Tattoo Fixers and we follow stringent safety regulations.
“Danny did not tell us about his food poisoning during filming and to claim that we put pressure on him, or anyone else, to have a tattoo correction or to have it completed by a particular time is false.”
“We are very proud of the team, their artistry and professionalism.”
Daniel ended his Facebook post warning others of the show, adding: “I’m booking in with a tattoo artist now who’s going to have a look at it and will hopefully attempt to fix it. Otherwise it’s going to be hours of laser removal.
“Don’t think you can go on ‘Tattoo Fixers’ and it’ll all be sorted if you do. It’s going to cost me a lot of money to get mine fixed, and everyone else who’s been on that programme.”