‘Tattoo Fixers’ stars thank fans for support following criticism of series

The E4 show has come under fire from the tattooing industry

Two of the tattoo artists that appeared on E4’s controversial show ‘Tattoo Fixers’ have thanked fans for their support.

Jay Hutton and Sketch reached out to viewers on Twitter after the final episode of the series aired yesterday evening (March 29).

“Thank you to everyone that watched this season of tattoofixers thanks for all the continued support n love​,” Sketch tweeted.

Jay added: ​”Just want to say a massive shout to all you guys for the support of this series! Much love.”

“Thank you to everyone that watched this season of tattoofixers thanks for all the continued support n love​,” Sketch tweeted.

Jay added: ​”Just want to say a massive shout to all you guys for the support of this series! Much love.”

The programme has been criticised by the tattoo industry for its representation of the profession. The UK’s Tattoo and Piercing Union branded the show as “unrealistic” and “dangerous”.

Last month, a campaign demanding that E4 axe the series received support from tattoo artists on social media.

#teeshirt of the year award goes to #fucktattoofixers #tattoo #drivel #conningthepublic

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Paul Taylor, who started campaign, told Vice: “There’s always a strong response from the tattooing industry to tattoo shows. But this has been different because it’s a direct attack on us as a British industry. That’s how it’s come across.”

Reactions from the show’s guests have been mixed. One of the series’s participants, Daniel Head, described the show as “brutal” in a Facebook post. Another guest said the show was “brilliant” and that she was “shocked” by Head’s allegations.