There’s one red flag you should watch out for before getting a tattoo, according to Johnny Depp’s tattoo artist


Mark Mahoney The Mandrake Hotel

INSIDER recently caught up with the “High Priest of Hollywood tattoo artists,” Mark Mahoney at his London residency at The Mandrake hotel.
The artist, who’s favored by the likes of David Beckham and Johnny Depp, told us that you should check the parlor’s bathroom before getting a tattoo there.
“I guess that’s probably a pretty good gauge of what’s going on elsewhere,” he said.

Whether you’re getting your first tattoo or you’re covered in ink from head to toe, it’s important to make sure that the parlor you’re visiting is clean and hygienic.

INSIDER recently caught up with Mark Mahoney — the “High Priest of Hollywood tattoo artists,” who told us that David Beckham feels “absolutely no pain” and gave us his advice on all things body art.

Mahoney started out tattooing biker gangs in his native Massachusetts and now counts the likes of Beckham and Johnny Depp among his close friends. He’s even been cast as the muse in Lana Del Ray’s music videos.

The artist recently completed a residency at The Mandrake hotel in London’s West End where he told us that there was one key thing to look out for when visiting a tattoo parlor.

He said that people who came to his parlor on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, The Shamrock Social Club, always spoke about how clean their toilet was.

“I guess that’s probably a pretty good gauge of what’s going on elsewhere,” he said.

So there you have it, make sure to head straight to the bathroom before you sit in the artist’s chair — it might just save you a trip to the doctor’s down the line.

The importance of getting your tattoo at a reputable establishment is hard to overstate. Last year, a man from Texas died from septic shock after swimming with a new tattoo.

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